Item/Description: Vintage Sankyo Japan “Brahm’s Lullaby” (“Lullaby & Good Night” song) musical motion Guardian Angel/Choral Angel/Choir Angel bedtime doll, with an oh-so-preciously adorable face that is nostalgically reminiscent of the Joan Walsh Anglund/Betsey Clark/Precious Moments-style characters
***In addition to being a marvelous beddy-bye companion for your little ones, she makes for a marvelous addition to any Christmas holiday display. When wound, not only does “Brahm’s Lullaby” play, but her head also rolls/rotates all around, tilting forward, sideways, back and around again
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1979 (1970s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Though the maker information is unspecified, at least the music box portion of her is likely manufactured by the Japanese company Sankyo, famous makers of vintage music boxes, given that her music box knob bears their initial letter “S” logo AND she bears a Japan paper label on her underside which reads “All new material Japan”. Further identifying information consists of a somewhat indecipherable numbering & lettering sequence that begins with “79-A.....” visible through the gauzy material covering on the back of the music box is this
Material(s)/Format: Yarn hair; cloth clothing and plush/stuffed feet and hands; her body beneath its cloth covering feels like some type of solid composite material, but it is not ceramic, and her music box mechanism is contained within the back side of her body
Size/Measurements: Approximately 9 ½”H
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: Overall excellent, with motion functionality that is smooth and constant, and music box sound/tonality that is melodious and mellifluous! Her aesthetic condition is also excellent, retaining full, thick “hair” with no missing sections and a pristinely angelic face. Only noted condition factor is that her dress/choral robe/gown exhibits the faintest modicum of soiling on the back lower edges.