For the collector who desires reliable and consistent quality, we have here a real beauty from Kestner; a 31" tall Kestner 171 bisque head antique doll, with a fabulous body in amazing condition. She really is not only sweet in presentation, but has the condition to back it up; from the smooth flawless condition of the bisque, to the pristine finish of the original body, to the original mark in the back, she will be a mainstay in your collection, which you will be proud to have. Her costume is fantastic as well, especially her RARE underwear set... Keep on reading to see what this angel has to offer.
*We are offering this sweet, sweet girl on layaway. Take up to eight months to pay for her. Just let us know at checkout, or send us an email.*
She has a bisque socket head with expert modeling and crisp detailing. Chocolate brown glass sleep eyes are re-set, and are framed by painted lower lashes, and feathered brown brows. She has an open mouth with four upper teeth and a dimpled chin. She wears a chocolate brown human hair wig, beautifully hand-tied, with crisp gorgeous spiral curls. She is on her original wood & composition body, with its all original finish, and the original "Germany" mark in the back (see photos). The look is excellent; this girl really has stood up to the test of time, and will look fabulous in a collection cabinet. She stands at 31" tall.
She is adorned in an antique white cotton dress with pleated front, and a gorgeous handmade lace front, and insertion near the bottom. A pink silk ribbon ties around her waist, while underneath she wears a white cotton full slip, antique, with embroidered lace trim and Swiss dotting. A pair of matching antique pantaloons go underneath, along with a pair of white cotton knit socks, and a pair of white leather high button boots. Her underwear is very noteworthy; a rare set with a value of up to $300! If anyone deserves it, it's a pretty girl like this one.
MARKS : made in M. Germany. 16 171 [HEAD]
GERMANY 6 1/2 [BODY]
CONDITION : B Her bisque is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. She has lovely smooth Kestner quality bisque with subtle color, fine painting of features, deep and crisp modeling of sweet dolly face. Subtle fissure in right eye is barely noticeable Since the iris is a dark brown, it cannot be seen without deliberate and close inspection, and she still maintains a very sweet look. The original glass eyes have been re-set. Original body has its all original finish, and is in great condition. The left thigh ball has some wear, while the left pointer finger has been expertly re-glued. An overall fabulous and pristine girl.
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