I had a shopper write me and give me her thoughts on this doll. I love when people write me and inform me. I just can't know everything. She says, "Look at the up curl on either side of the top lip. That is a mark of a Kestner". I believe she's right but for myself, I am not certain.
Our little lady 11" tall, with a lovely cranberry colored vintage wool outfit and cotton blouse. Her petticoat and bloomers are lovely as well--all vintage, all well made with buttons and ties. No shoes or socks, I' afraid, because our barefoot girl has feet so chunky I couldn't find any for her. Her skirt covered her feet so I forgot about it. Her leather body is as beautifully made as any French Fashion's body albeit it is worn in places. But it's still strong. The elbow of her left arm has a repair, which makes her arms sticks out a bit. There is a wear spot on her heel, which I show. Time has not destroyed the proper proportions of her body and head. Even naked, she's lovely.
Her wig is, of course, not original. I don’t know if it’s human hair. It feels like human hair to me but I’ve been fooled before with that curly, dry-to-the-touch sort of wig. I want to say human hair. But I’m not sure. I think the color suits her, and it could stand a little thinning to match the size of her head—which is approximately 5” around and lovely. Best yet--find her an antique wig. She's worth the price of one.
Her blue eyes are stunning, the painting of her lashes and brows are perfect and her purse little mouth is sweet. Her complexion is evenly colored. A perfect sized little girl for your smaller cabinet. The German firms of Alt Beck Gottschalck, Kestner, and ABG made solid domed turned head dolls like this one, but our girl isn't talking as she is unmarked. She's also undamaged. There is a hair on her chest plate in the photo--I put a light to her to make sure. Thank you for stopping by. Ask any questions. I'm happy to respond.
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