If you love to collect early, wonderful china dolls, this exceptional little girl, most probably made by Kestner, is a treasure for you. With the SWEETEST face, she has a demure presence and delightful overall presentation in her dark apricot velvet dress with black lace and wax flowers... I almost kept her because I have quite a few of this model, and I covet them almost every time I get them, but she needs to have a home where tons of love will be heaped upon her; she sure does deserve it! Have a look at the delicacy of painting on that face- those lips look like they are about to speak. Not to mention her delightful little shoes from the 1840's! What a beauty. If not for her minuscule cheek rub, we would be offering her for $1100, and I'm sure she'd sell quickly as her exquisite beauty, mint original body, perfect china hands and stunning overall presentation truly sets her apart. With the most delicate pink tint, beautiful blue eyes and the most magical presence... I could imagine nothing more delightful!
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She has a sweet, delicate pink tint porcelain head with 10 deeply sculpted barrel curls, delightful split part at the front, with sweet coral lips, black brows, blue eyes with red lid line and blushed cheeks 15". She is on her original body with fabulous china limbs, all in excellent condition. She is wearing a splendid dark apricot velvet dress with black lace around the hem and at the collar. Delicate accent of wax flowers at the scoop neck, and finished with a black waistband. Antique pantaloons and half slip go underneath with a fabulous set of 1840's china shoes- I'm not sure if they match, but they look quite well together and are so hard to find these days!
Condition: Excellent. She is in near mint condition with beautiful sculpting, fabulous painting and that delicate tint. She has one tiny cheek-rub that is not noticeable in most light (it looks very blown up in the photos above) and a slight rub or two to the hair, but otherwise, she is quite mint... And for a doll from 1855, that is an outstanding bill of health! Her arms were reinforced so they will never, ever leak, and I know she will be treasured for years and years to come!
Superb Early Kestner Covered Wagon China Lady with Barrel Curls + 1848 Shoes 15"!