Petite Antique Kestner Child Doll #143 - Gorgeous!

An Absolutely fabulous Kestner character child bisque doll. She is a desirable cabinet size at only 12-1/2" tall. So pretty! She has a beautiful smooth complexion. Her bisque is flawless, no hairlines, chips or repairs. Her head is incised Germany//143,

She has her original bobbed mohair wig (a little sparseness) and original plaster pate which is still sealed.

Her lovely face has wonderful thick multi-stroke eyebrows, painted upper and lower lashes, and beautiful original brown glass sleep eyes. The original eye wax is completely intact. The nostrils and corners of her eyes are accented, she has an open mouth with painted and shaded lips, a tongue and two upper teeth, rosy cheeks and a double chin.

Her original composition and wood ball jointed body is stamped "Excelsior DRP no.70685 Germany 2/0". It retains the original factory paint finish. There is some paint worn away around the joints and some of the top of her toes have compo chips as shown. Otherwise a very lovely body. She is tightly strung and holds her poses nicely.

She is wearing a beautiful lace embossed antique cotton dress that has an attached undershirt and original slip. The dress has pretty lacey trim on the sleeves and hem and an antique silk ribbon at the waist. Her pretty pale pink silk antique bonnet is quite lovely with layers and layers of lace, the silk ties are worn and are delicate but still there. Both the shoes and socks are vintage. The well made shoes are a reproduction from the time period, and the bottoms are stamped with a cloverleaf with the letters J and D inside 2 leaves.

She came to me with extra garments and I have included them. There is an antique homespun wool dress and satin nightie or house coat. They are in fair to good condition. Her beautiful white dress is excellent.

She's a sight to behold - a very stunning doll in a hard to find size.

A real treasure!

Item ID: 1479

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$1,295 USD SOLD

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