General description This costumed doll has a very special hat form but I still could not find out where she comes from. I have just presumed she is from Germany but maybe I am even wrong there. I would appreciate any help in identifying the costume of this doll.
Dimensions 16 cm x 9 cm x 7 cm
Date when acquired 2000s
Original Date Unknown
Source Flea market in Göttingen
Hard plastic with movable legs, arms and eyes. Her white blonde hair is drawn back from a central parting into two plaits at the side of her head which are then intertwined at the back of her head.
She has a white long-sleeved blouse with a high neck. On top of this is a black felt bodice whose lower edge is cut into a broad lappets. Over the bodice and blouse is a black silk shawl with a long fringe which is held together by a brooch. Her skirt is red silk edged with white lace and has a gold braid border. Her apron is a dark red brocade with red flowers and black leaves woven into the material. She has white underpants. Her white stockings are painted on. Her low black shoes are made of plastic.
Her black hat is brimless and has a high crown that is virtually pyramidal in shape. It is made of black ribbon, but on the back is an area made of gold material. A long black ribbon is tied in a bow at the base of the back of the hat.
A small brooch made of two yellow rhinestones holding the shawl in place.