This dealer obviously didn't know what he had....Antique German China Doll
circa 19th Century.I had to stop myself from doing my happy dance in the middle of the store. Mr H who was with me could believe what I had found.
Anyway one of her arms was coming loose, so today I gently took off her dress which also looks original and so is the body, legs and arms stuffed with sawdust.
So very carefully I started to sow back her china arm but she's old hundred years or so and the cotton body is started to wear ..... I doubt she last another hundred years with that body. So the question is.... Do I make a new one for her or leave her as is?
I didn't buy her to sell but for my pleasure .... I still can't believe I found her. I love thinking about what she would say to me if she could talk. Who owned her before? As it's so close to christmas I wondered was she brought of a young girl as a christmas present?
As she was made in Germany Did her Daddy bring her home from the war?