Antique Kestner 17 inch character baby Model 211. This is Sammy, arguably one of the most attractive character babies ever produced by Kestner, and was quite successful, too. It is easy to see why; how can you resist falling in love with this face? Our baby has a bisque socket head, all creamy and pink, in perfect condition with no cracks, hairlines or chips. Original skin wig of incredibly soft silky hair, sleep eyes, open mouth with two lower teeth, rosy cheeks and a double chin.
This doll has her original body finish with some repair/repaint to the hands, as is seen on most of these dolls, and a chip to the finish at left side of neck. Left eye is missing some wax, sleep eyes work perfectly. I have not removed the wonderful booties because the tie ribbons are quite tight. Wearing socks and an original little slip, the knickers were made and added later. The leather of the skin wig is brittle and attached lightly to the head. There is tiny piece of the wig near her left front that has gone missing. Marked Made in Germany / K. 14 / J.D.K. 211