This is a gorgeous German bisque doll by Kestner. She has perfect bisque and retains her original Kestner body. I love her costume! Want to add a little color to your collection? She is wearing the most wonderful old blue print dress and a great old blue velvet hat. Layaway is always an option. Please contact me to discuss terms. Here are all the details:
Head: Her bisque is perfect with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. She has ice-blue sleep eyes, and her brows are flat (not molded) with heavy feathering. Her tiny closed mouth has a protruding upper lip, and this creates such a pouty expression! She wears a beautiful old honey-blonde wig with a center part and long spiral curls. Signs of wear: Two wig pulls. On very close examination there are two tiny faint rubs and some pin-points of paint loss under the wig. Factory Imperfections: None! She is marked high up at the rear rim: Made in Germany 15.
Body: Her original Kestner body is marked: Excelsior / D.R.P. No 70685 / Germany 6. This body first appeared in 1892 and that is a good circa date for this doll. Her body has general age wear and there is paint touchup to her hands and around the neck socket.
Clothes: She is wearing the most wonderful old dress of a blue and white cotton print. It is a combination of straight-stitch machine and hand sewing. The button holes are hand sewn and the buttons are unique – white with tiny blue dots. She also has a great old hat of blue velvet trimmed in wide cream-colored ribbon and a velvet rose. Underneath, she wears an old full length blue slip that buttons in back. Her bloomers appear to be made of old fabrics and they close with a drawstring. She also wears long white cotton stockings, and her black leather side-button boots were probably custom-made for her.
Domestic customers: Registered Mail may be your best (and possibly less expensive)shipping option for this doll, although it is not available in the Ruby Lane postage calculator. I am happy to get a quote for you.
International customers: Express Mail may be available depending on your location, and it is sometimes less expensive than Priority. Email me for all your shipping options.
Item ID: 598
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