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Antique Bisque Closed Mouth Kestner Child Doll
24" Antique Bisque Kestner Child Doll. Breathtaking early child doll with creamy bisque and a deep molded shoulder plate. She is from the alphabet series with the letter L on her back shoulder. Her head is turned and she has the short neck of a child doll. She has brown sleep eyes with the original wax on lid still intact. She has finely painted upper and lower lashes and beautifully feathered brows with a sheen. Doll has a closed mouth with pale delicate lips and a red accent line in the center. She has her original pale blond mohair wig in soft curls. She has her original plaster pate which is loose, so her eyes can be packed for shipping. Doll has her original pink cloth body and original chubby bisque arms. The arms are a heavy bisque and beautifully detailed with no chips. The green paper label across top of body can be seen from inside of head. It states Made In Germany. Kestner did this on their early dolls. She has gussets at her knees for easy sitting and her cloth body has a large bottom much like that of a china head doll. These types of cloth bodies were used along with leather gusset bodies. Doll wears an old white cotton dress with tucks at the bodice. She has an old white cotton slip and pantaloons. Brown stockings completes her look. Doll is in beautiful clean condition. Her bisque head is perfect with no hairlines, chips or scuffs. Her brown sleep eyes work nicely with the wax intact. Her wig is nice and clean with full curls. Doll's pink cloth body is very clean with no stains or tears. Her clothes are clean with no tears or stains in the fabric. Marks: J Made in Germany. Circa 1880's. Wonderful early child doll in beautiful condition.
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