ESPECIALLY for YOU: One mid-century-modern GOTZ 1st production SASHA Redhead Doll, a wonderful example of early Sasha Dolls by Swiss doll artist Sasha Morgenthaler. This adorable 16.5 inch tall doll was made in West Germany and is wearing her original classic Gotz Sasha outfit that includes her brown corduroy dress with matching bloomer pants, her very special white piqué pinafore apron; plus her ribbed undershirt/vest, ankle socks and brown leather shoes - all lovely and clean and ready to add to your collection. Based on my research about this sweet girl, it appears she was most likely manufactured in 1967 or 1968. Identification Information, most which I found with the help of the book, "Sasha Dolls, Serie Identification" by Suzanna Lewis, Anne Chandler, and Anne Votaw, is as follows. Torso : back logo without remarkable wrinkles, navel present, minor manufacturing marks including plastic strands not removed as seen in photos.
There is also a small round plastic disc, loose in her body that looks like it might be a punch out piece from her arm construction. I did not photograph this. Legs and Arms : long toes, sloping shoulders p.Head : ear size (24mm) designating her as a Sasha with a type III small head, and further a #2 because of the circular mold line on top of head. I read that this factory mold line was due to a change in molding equipment sometime in mid 1967. This head was only manufactured from mid 1967 to possibly early 1969 see p.
Note: Her left ear has a dominant dimple. The right ear is dimple-less. Eyes : Slate (Style 1) Eyes with slate edged brownish-slate grey irises, asymmetrical eyebrows, light eyeshadow with a black line defining the doll's eyelids in a graceful curve hugging the upper part of the iris see pp. "Skin" Coloration : a lighter shade of dark.
Hair Style : extremely long red hair with bangs and wings, possibly was originally held in a high pony tail. She joined my collection without hairpins, bias tape tie. She does not have the cut tuft of hair at nape which is present on some ponytail Sasha dolls. She has mostly thick hair and deep cut long bangs with hair typical to many other Sashas from the 1st German Production in the 1960s - sparse at the top of head p.
When hair is held in a ponytail, it makes a lovely curl and appears the bottom was factory trimmed to make it even at the bottom p. Wrist Tag : 20mm diameter with red, white and blue Sasha Serie logo on front and with Made in W. Germany in raised relief on its silver metal back: off-white silky string. Clothing : Brown Corduroy Dress with back and side seams and very narrow hem p. 32 and with 7 mm Prym snaps.
Her Leno-weave apron pinafore p. 37 has one 8mm Prym snap at back closure. Long ribbed vest (undershirt/camisole) has overlocked edges and shoulder seams p. Brown corduroy pants/bloomers have elastic at waist and legs sewn on top of folded hem. Socks and Shoes: Off-white ankle socks with finished edge above two rows of stitched elastic p.Smooth brown leather ankle strap shoes with alligator texture sole p. 31 - note: one sole is missing. CONDITION: This over 1/2 century old German 1st Production Gotz Sasha doll is in absolutely amazing condition, with typical issues including tiny neat mends in her undershirt, one mend and light stain near right back of pinafore, and relaxed original (most likely original) white elastic cord single loop stringing; plus one shoe is missing its sole and heel, as seen in photos. This lovely doll can hold a pose without a stand, but a doll stand is necessary for extended display due to her stringing.
She should have her stringing tweaked if she becomes a play doll. Please be sure to zoom in on the photos and ask questions you might have to make sure this is the perfect doll for you. I think she is wonderful. Hint, hint: Dolls and Bears always enjoy traveling together!
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