Antique Metal Head and Composition Limb Doll


This is a pretty unusual doll. It has a metal head with sleepy glass (amber) eyes and a metal piece to put a bow in. The arms and legs are composition and the body is muslin stuffed with sawdust. These metal doll heads were made from the late 1800s to the 1930s. Most were made in Germany but some were made in the US. This doll has no makers mark. You can see on her that the paint has worn away in spots revealing the metal underneath. These were great because you couldn't break them as with the composition heads that were pretty fragile. Here hands and feet are composition and in good shape except for one hand has two tiny flea bites. Her nails and toes are painted red. one arm is attached with the original wire and as shown in the picture, one arm has a nail in it which cracked the composition around it. She is 18.5" long and her dress is more modern with a zipper. Free shipping in US!

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