This half doll was made by the Aelteste Volkstedt around 1920-30.
She is marked inside the base with the painted blue mark of the Aelteste Volkstedt
and MADE IN GERMANY
at the backside. The doll is glazed except of the base, which is left unglazed. Height is: 12 cm / 4-75"
BEWARE! Copies/Reproductions of this Volkstedt doll made their appearance on eBay and the collectors` markets a few months ago. Sometimes they were offered as “repro dolls”, but unfortunately sometimes they are showing up as antique German half dolls. The copies are originating from Belgium and are to be seen in the websites of the Mundial Company from Belgium (Poupees & demi figurines – HR 316-1, 316-2 and 316-3). The copies are executed with grey, red and brown painted hair.