This 4 ¼ inch tall doll, circa the late 19th century, was most likely manufactured in Germany. The small doll has a black painted flat top hairstyle and hand painted facial features. Both feet and the left hand fingers have some inherent roughness around the lower edge but there are no chips, cracks, or repairs to the china. The bottom has some inherent roughness which would have occurred when the doll was fired and laid on her back with her rear end touching. Children often played with these dolls at the beach but also young girls would use them as sewing practice models as their petite size allowed for the use of tiny scraps of fabric, lace, and trim to fabricate a complete costume. I personally enjoy displaying my collection together in their “natural state” as I enjoy the variety of little German bodies and the many different hairstyles and facial expressions created even on the smallest of badekinder dolls.