This circa 1910,all bisque baby doll is precious and few.I was informed it was a unmarked Kestner but I had my doubts.Even so he just seemed to cry out ,take me HOME! Now I am no expert on dolls, but do have a remarkable Kestner that was my grandmothers,complete with a nice wardrobe and wonderful old wooden spindle rocking cradle( that I hope to post sometime this summer).Anyway after much research I believe he was made by The Hertwig And Company that was located in the Thuringia area of Germany and were in business from 1864 until 1941.They were best known for their snow babies,doll house dolls,half dolls and piano dolls.Precious, he is an all bisque five part doll with pin jointed arms and legs.His molded clothing,a little one piece with a lace collar with blue pipping is well defined giving a realistic look and sense of movement.His peachy bisque tinted body is so soft looking and all ten fingers and toes are well defined and all accounted for.His face has been lovingly painted and seems flawless to me from light blonde wisps of hair down to the tiny shaded dimple on his chin.I have been able to track down a few of these types of dolls out there but they are all toddlers or more grown up examples.This little baby measures 6" long and 3 1/2' from elbow to elbow.He is in very good condition aside from a shallow 1/2" surface crack on his back as shown in photos.He needs a loving home with some friends his own age and size,but most of all he needs a Name!
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