German Bisque William Goebel Child Doll. H. 19 ½”.
Identifying mark: Goebel Crown over large W G and small M over 124- over Germany.
New human hair with dark red long curled wig with bangs. Bisque socket head with flat pate and lots of glue around head opening. Expressive deep-set blue sleep eyes, that need eyelids repainted. Black stains on right ear, and soiling. Very nicely blushed complexion, slight rub marks on cheeks and heart shaped open mouth with four teeth pushed back on to tongue. Composition ball jointed body, lower right arm missing at present time. Partially remade clothing includes bodice under original, but deteriorated black dress. Woolen slip and cotton slip, and pantaloons. She also wears a plaid over skirt. Complete with unusual Dutch wooden shoes, and black socks that have deteriorated.
Highlights: The doll with an unknown history was definitely too close to the fireplace and singed her clothing. Her clothing also has torn areas, but original pieces have been partially saved. She does not smell like smoke and has lots of character with a story to tell! Early 20th century