My Grandmother’s Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet – German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

My Grandmother's Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet - German (what do I know)

I’m doing the whole Marie Kondo house thing, and I realize I’m ready to part with my grandmother Merl’s childhood doll. I don’t know much about dolls, but I know my grandmother was born in 1900 on a farm in Kansas. A little internet searching suggests this is a German bisque doll, but I didn’t see any markings or stamps in my examination of her. It does seem some sewing has happened to her arm (see pictures), which seems to be leather, and I imagine her hair wasn’t always that short. Her dress is in great shape. If you have any questions about her condition that the pictures don’t answer, feel free to contact me. The doll’s been sitting at home in this basket for some years, so you get the basket too. What do you think? Would you like an old pioneer friend? UPDATE, 3/14: I peeled up her wig enough to see a number etched into the back of her head, like a secret tattoo. I hesitate to peel further, but it looks as if the pate is indeed plaster, as some have guessed it would be. Seems as if this means she is a Kestner, which some of you knowledgable doll folks had already figured. One of you has offered tips for how to remove the plaster pate, in order to insert protective material for packing, and another has offered a technique for protecting the eyes without removing the pate. Thanks for all of your interest in and helpful information about my grandma’s doll! The item “My Grandmother’s Bisque Pioneer Doll in Bonnet – German (what do I know)” is in sale since Friday, March 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German”. The seller is “fflo” and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.

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