Here comes a beautiful German antique Kestner character doll baby, also called “Sammy”, marked “F. / made in Germany /10 / JDK 211” on the neck of the bisque head, and made around 1912 by famous Johann Daniel Kestner in Waltershausen.
Our antique bisque head baby is:
30 cm / 12 inches tall overall , 23 cm / 9 inches sitting.
blue glass eyes with perfectly working sleeping function (the lid wax is present, the eye lashes are missing),
painted eye lashes around the eyes,
red dots in the inner eye corners,
red dots marking the nostrils,
an open mouth with two milk glass teeth in the lower row of teeth,
makers mark on the back of the bisque neck,
original wig, fixed on the original plaster head plate cover,
original paper-mache baby body with firm elastics.
The bisque head is all fine with no cracks, chips or whatsoever! Of course, the over 100 years are showing, the surface is smooth and fine, but not like the doll was made yesterday, this doll was certainly played with!
Where the bisque of the head has withstood time with good grace, the paper mache body shows some more traces. It is of finest quality, but even so, there is a superficial crack on the left upper leg (it is perfectly stable though!), the red lines between fingers and toes have paled, and two fingers are missing tiny parts of their tips. On the back of the body is an old pencil mark.
Our antique Kestner doll baby comes with an antique wrap-nappy-cloth, knitted baby socks (newer), a knitted baby jacket (from the 1950s), an antique white embroidered wrap-around baby dress, and a baby bonnet (from the 1960s).
Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the depicted character baby doll – this listing is for the antique Kestner “Sammy” 211 baby ONLY!
*Please notice: This small antique character baby doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys nowadays; so, it is not a children’s toy, though an adult collector’s item for decoration & display only!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! Few Corona related exceptions may apply!
Kestner JDK 211 Character Doll Baby small 12 inches made around 1912
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