German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner

This 19 inch tall doll has a 4 ½ inch china head. The flat top china retains her original cloth body with beautiful china lower arms and legs. There is some repair to the fabric on the upper arms and the right arm is attached by a few strong threads that should probably be reinforced. The flat top china doll, circa the 1860s, was manufactured in Germany by the Kestner firm. The body is sturdy and the arms with are in excellent shape. I did not attempt to remove the antique boots from the feet because I didn't want to cause damage to them. The china lower legs feel intact but I could not do a visual inspection. The head has the much rarer brown eyes. The head is in good condition except for an old hairline crack running from the bottom of the shoulder plate up to the neck of the doll head. There is some typical wear to the paint on the back of the head. The doll wears antique white cotton underclothing and an antique white cotton lace trimmed dress that may be all original to the doll as the clothing fits her perfectly. I love when I can find some lovely original examples.

Item ID: LG13342

German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner

German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner
German Glazed Porcelain China Shoulder Head Doll with Rarer Brown Eyes by Kestner

This 19 inch tall doll has a 4 ½ inch china head. The flat top china retains her original cloth body with beautiful china lower arms and legs. There is some repair to the fabric on the upper arms and the right arm is attached by a few strong threads that should probably be reinforced. The flat top china doll, circa the 1860s, was manufactured in Germany by the Kestner firm. The body is sturdy and the arms with are in excellent shape. I did not attempt to remove the antique boots from the feet because I didn't want to cause damage to them. The china lower legs feel intact but I could not do a visual inspection. The head has the much rarer brown eyes. The head is in good condition except for an old hairline crack running from the bottom of the shoulder plate up to the neck of the doll head. There is some typical wear to the paint on the back of the head. The doll wears antique white cotton underclothing and an antique white cotton lace trimmed dress that may be all original to the doll as the clothing fits her perfectly. I love when I can find some lovely original examples.

Item ID: LG13342

$475 USD

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