Precious 16" Kestner 226 Baby

What a darling Kestner baby in the desirable 226 mold number! This wonderful baby has the excellent quality and beauty that we expect from the German firm of JD Kestner. He is 16" long with beautiful cornflower blue sleep eyes, original wax, finely painted lashes and delicate feathered brows. He has beautiful bisque and modeling with delicate coloring, an open mouth, two teeth and a wobble tongue. He has his original plaster pate and blond mohair baby wig. This darling is marked J Made in Germany 13 J.D.K. 226 12. There are no hairlines or repairs. There is a teeny surface scratch on the back of his head, it is in the making and not a flaw.

He is on his original Kestner baby body with it's original finish. This lovely 5 piece body still has the red lines on the fingers and toes and just a bit of age wear.

He is wearing a darling antique white cotton baby gown with tucks and lace. There are a few age holes in the front. He has a darling vintage blue knit sweater vest and matching booties and a wonderful vintage knit baby bonnet. His cotton flannel underwear is antique and he comes with his cute little vintage bear.

What a lovely baby and such a beautiful example of the mold number 226! Just precious! c. 1900

Item ID: 001118

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