Sweet 16" KESTNER 6/148 ANTIQUE doll. Reference on this item is found in Kestner King of Doll Maker's Book by Jan Foulke, page 73.
Made in GERMANY, it has pale bisque, deep shoulder molding, coral open mouth with upturned corners and 4 inserted teeth, multi-stroke brows and fine painted upper and lower lashes. She has beautiful blown brown glass sleep eyes on original mechanism. Sleep eye mechanism works well.
Glass eyes are clear and shiny; look wet and lustrous. Head free of hairlines and cracks; excellent. Glued pate and has a lovely replaced curly brown wig. At 16" she is the perfect size for prime display in your favorite cabinet.
Gusseted kid body is filled with sawdust and doll would have been sold without clothing wearing only shoes and stockings. (Since replaced.) Arms are somewhat loose but attached. Slight sawdust leak on knee joint but stockings hold in place. Right hand has a tiny chip to the 3rd finger. Please look at all photos; they are part of description. Photos of both the right and left hands so you can see how minimal the chip on the middle finger is on the right hand.
MARKS: 6. with line over 148. B Made in GERMANY on lower shoulder back.
I designed & created her dress & chapeau. Woven garment label sewn on:
LORITA COHEN ORIGINAL DOLL COUTURE.
Dress is 100% Embroidered Cotton and 100% PEACH SILK RIBBON. Accent VINTAGE LACE on dress and chapeau. Rosettes on lower hem of dress and chapeau are vintage and 1/4" 100% PEACH SILK RIBBON coordinates with hat ribbon.
Bodice lined properly; both hand stitching & machine. Back closure on dress with 2 tiny doll-sized buttons. Pattern is my own.
Replaced stockings and shoes. Shoes are cream couleur w/ rosettes.
PAYPAL; which accepts most credit cards, personal checks (must clear before merchandise is shipped) and money orders.
SHIPPING & HANDLING:
Item will be sent via UPS Ground, Insured with Signature Confirmation. Weight and dimensions are approximate and any shipping overage you pay will be refunded to your PAYPAL account or by our own company check. Your doll will be packed with the utmost CARE & PROFESSIONALISM!
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