Antique toddler sized, porcelain doll approximately 120 years old

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I have a toddler size antique doll, which is over 100 years old she’s approximately 3 feet tall. Her body is in perfect condition. Her face is in very good condition and it was repaired once many years ago.

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By Delia
Sep 19, 23:18 UTC
Fair Market Value
$400 - $800 USD
Suggested Asking Price $900 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Beth,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The DEP on the back of the head indicates that this doll, while made in Germany, was made for the French market.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique lifesized Simon & Halbig jointed composition doll
model # 5, made in Germany for the French market, circa 1869-1904.
All made of composition (papier-mache-type material) with black hair, sleeping eyes, painted features, wearing an Edwardian red-brown velvet dress with lace trim, stockings and white shoes. Marked to the back of the head
36 inches tall
CONDITION: client attests this doll has had repairs to its face previously. Otherwise, this doll appears to be in good condition.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$ 400-800*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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~ Delia

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