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Very Rare 20” Kestner 211 Baby Known as“SAMMY” with Rare Flirty Eyes and Open/Closed Mouth
If you love Kestner character dolls, this rare version with flirty eyes is a must for any Kestner connoisseur. I bet you haven't come across too many of these "Sammy" babies with both a closed-mouth and flirty eyes. I fact in my 25 years of dealing in antique dolls I have never seen one of these! With mint bisque and well functioning flirty eyes, this adorable baby is rare indeed. Just a darling cherub!
She has a bisque socket head on a five piece bent-limb composition baby body. Blue flirty sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, open/closed mouth, double chin, inside dimples, strawberry human hair wig.
Dressed in a lovely antique pink check cotton dress with black feather stitched embroidery and a pink corduroy bonnet, antique cotton onesie, blue and pink knit.
MARKS: K . made in 14 Germany. 211. JDK.
CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality bisque with well defined features and expert painting of wonderful character face, pleasant color, perky expression well modeled and on her original Kestner baby body with excellent original finish with some age wear and soiling to the hands. A wonderful “Sammy” baby with all the charm and appeal that has made her a very sought-after doll in the antique collectible doll market today! A real Prize!!!! LBK--5-4-16
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