I believe that this approximately 9 1/2" jointed cloth doll with a sweetly painted cloth face is a Bing Art Doll that was manufactured in Nurnberg, Germany, circa 1922-1932, perhaps as a Kathe Kruse type doll. She is UN-marked. Her head is painted expressively with lots of color and detailing, though her straw stuffed muslin body has totally deteriorated and will require substantial restoration or be thrown away. Note all that straw sticking out! Her head retains most of its original painting with minimal scuffing to the paint on the back of her head. She may have originally worn a hat as a common pin still remains lodged within her scalp towards the back of her head, just beyond the left center seam. Her head sustains light soil, scuffing, and paint rubs from age and storage. She appears to be wearing her original Tyrolean styled dress which has faded and become torn (more notably along the back side). She wears her original undies which are soiled and foxed and will require laundering. The rick rack detailing along the legs of her underwear has unraveled and may require restitching. In spite of the deplorable condition of her body, this endearing German child retains wonderful facial painting. Note her healthy cheeks! Under a black light I do not notice areas of green florescence to her painting. No bad odors-- Please study the photos carefully and email with all questions. Though I have tried to provide an honest and detailed description, I may have omitted information that is important to you. I have also provided photos that "speak volumes."
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