This is a very unique and appealing china doll made by Kister. This German china dates circa 1880-1890. Cleverly presented on one body, the head has the image of a young woman on one side and an old woman on the other. Original cloth body is firmly stuffed. I was unable to undress the doll, as the clothing is stitched on, but there is no leakage, etc. She wears old stockings, antique pantaloons with an antique lace embellished slip . The youthful side wears a white skirt with and embroidered white blouse and a colorful cape with rosebuds and other colorful flowers, against a background of burgundy. Bisque hands (one hand has some a small narrow firing line. Beautiful glossy face with painted black hair, painted facial features with painted blue eyes and closed mouth, with rose blushed cheeks. No damage to head or shoulder plate. The other side of the doll represents an elderly woman. If you open the blouse one can see the original aged body. The woman is dressed in black with a white embroidered blouse, black net cape or shawl. Extremely well defined features with black painted bonnet rim, painted wrinkles, sunken cheeks, etc. Rose blushed cheeks, side glancing eyes are blue. A very unique china doll, which measures 11.5" tall.
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