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10.5” JDK Hilda Baby All Antique circa 1914-The Smallest, Cutest Size
~FLASH SALE FRIDAY! Announcing a new weekly tradition here at Kathy Libraty's antique dolls; Flash Sale Friday, where we reduce a spectacular doll by 30-50% who has not been offered on sale before. For this weekend and this weekend only, this sweet little baby is offered at 33% off of her original price; and after Sunday night, she will return to her original price, so act fast if you want to snap up a good deal on her. And be sure to check back with us for our Mark Down Monday weekly, permanent price reduction to one doll of quality and merit. Layaway still available at sale prices.~
Any serious collector of antique dolls knows that the quintessential baby doll to acquire is the Kestner “Hilda” baby. Celebrated for it’s non-stop adorableness and it’s delightful expression, this is the must-have baby of the antique doll world. Not only does this diminutive version meet all of these criteria, she is, by far, the smallest version of this baby that I have ever found!
Bisque socket head (8.5” circumference) on an original five piece bent limb jointed composition baby doll body. Beautiful blue sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, open mouth with two upper teeth, tremble tongue, original auburn mohair baby wig over original plaster pate.
Dressed in an adorable antique white cotton and lace baby dress with blue cotton trim, a stunning antique baby bonnet with wonderful openwork embroidered pattern and fancy double-ruffled brim, powder blue cotton lace edged chemise with blue feather-stitching, antique rayon knit socks with blue stripes and blue bows. The antique baby stroller is not included.
MARKS: B made in 6 Germany 237 16
CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality bisque with well defined features and expert painting of wonderful character face in the more desirable wigged version. Some rubs to the right cheek. The original body in original finish condition, minor wear to the hands and some fingertips worn and the right foot re-glued. A very sweet “Hilda” with the most adorable expression and in the smallest size I’ve seen! WOW—I LOVE THIS LITTLE BABY! LBK 6-23-16. TBS 1/7/17
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