This 17 inch tall doll, circa the 1860s, was manufactured in Germany by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck. The 4 ¼ inch tall head has a flat top hairstyle with no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is a small inherent roughness on the tip of the nose and the typical wear to the black paint on the back of the head. There are some black marks on the shoulder plate that I know could be removed with cleaning. I will leave that to the new owner. The doll retains her original cloth body with china lower arms and legs. The legs end in flat bottom black shoes. Miss Kestner wears antique cotton underclothing and a lovely more contemporary two piece plaid dress. Completing her costume is a velveteen bonnet.
Antique dolls of high quality at fair prices backed by expertise and professionalism, sold with love
We are preparing to head to the UFDC Salesroom. Look for us in booth 310 and watch for new items here on Ruby Lane.