I must say that although this doll is not infrequently found, the Kestner 167 holds a dear place in my heart. Perhaps it's that elusive air of quiet confidence and elegant demeanor that she possesses. Made by Kestner, the acknowledged "King of Dollmakers." she displays the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that this German manufacturer was celebrated for. This pretty princess stands at 22.5 inches tall and she is all original except for her lovely French human hair wig. Her darling original dress of organdy cotton and hand embroidered pink feather-stitched accents is simply a delight and it comes with two original undergarments as well! Add to that her minty gorgeous original Kestner body in original finish condition, with the original desirable stamp and clean original hands and you just can’t go wrong! What a true delight she is!
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She has a sweet bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood signed Germany body. Large chocolate brown sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke brows, open mouth with four upper teeth, dimpled chin, brown mohair wig.
She is beautifully dressed in her lovely original antique cotton organdy dress with fine pin tucks, bouffant bodice, insertion waist band, lace trim and accented with pink feather-stitching at the hem, her full slip is also a work of art consisting of fine white lawn cotton with lace trim and a lovely undulating white on white feather-stitching at the hem creating a repeat pattern of ovals. Her pantaloons are made of white cotton with open work embroidery and scalloped hem. she also wears white rayon socks and original pink oilcloth shoes with metal buckles and a sweet white cotton bonnet with two rows of ruffled lace trim and pink silk bows.
MARKS: made in F 1/2 Germany 10 1/2 167
CONDITION: Excellent. Lovely and fine quality bisque with expert painting of features, deep and crisp modeling, pleasant color, pretty thoughtful large brown original sleep eyes. The original body is in excellent shiny original finish condition with hardly any age wear and original hands. This is a very pretty Kestner in a really pretty original dress and lovely French wig. She is a very fine example of the celebrated German manufacturer highly acclaimed for the quality and artistry of their dolls! LBK 7-1-16. TBS 8/3/16