A German Simon & Halbig fashion doll, after 1905, mark with ampersand of period and 4079 Germany to head, with a bisque head, open mouth, blue glass eyes, natural hair wig, and jointed limbs, with a green lace trimmed taffeta dress and hat of later period, knitted hose and stitched leather boots, length 57 cm
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- Open Mouth Doll - An "open mouth" doll is a doll with a mouth that is designed to be open showing moulded or inserted teeth, as if the doll is in the process of speaking or singing. This type of doll was first introduced in the late 19th century and became increasingly popular in the early 20th century. Open mouth dolls were typically made of bisque, a type of unglazed porcelain that is fired at a lower temperature than traditional porcelain. The open mouth design allowed doll manufacturers to create dolls with a more expressive, lifelike appearance, as the open mouth made it possible to add teeth, a tongue, and other features that added to the doll's realism. Open mouth dolls were often dressed in elaborate costumes and accessories, and were marketed to both children and adults as decorative objects.
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