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A fabulous antique German Metal Head Minerva doll from the late 1800s -early 1900s. This little Minerva has intense blue glass eyes, and blond wavy locks. She has all her limbs intact and is sporting a gold velvet covered body suit. Tightly packed, her body is likely stuffed with fine sawdust. Her arms and legs are still moving nicely, she has all her fingers. The arms appear to made of a composite material.

So much personality in one little body with the perfect amount of age and wear--chipped paint. stains all speaking of a past life. This little girl is ready and waiting to be adopted into a loving home. Restoration would not be difficult for the serious doll collector.

Metal headed dolls were made to outlast other dolls and thought to be more durable. The heads were often sold separately and then attached to a cloth body, so it's not unusual for bodies to vary quite a bit. Whoever created this Minerva's body did quite a nice job of making her solid and lasting.

These metal head dolls were manufactured 1894 through 1925 and perhaps a little longer. Registered trademark in the U.S. by A. Vischer & Co. and in Germany by Buschow & Beck.

9.5" l x 4.5" w ( shoulder to shoulder ) x 2.5" d

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Antique German Minerva Tin Head Doll, 1890 to 1910, Metal Head, Cloth Body, Victorian, Edwardian


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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