If you value unique international dolls in your antique doll collection, this cute Asian baby should be seriously considered. He is a very desirable example of the Kestner Asian baby mold 243 that is not frequently found. His adorable expression, intricately modeled Asian features and jolly disposition will be sure to catch your fancy. How can you resist such a special cutie?
***Yes, he is available on layaway! Call us up at 718-859-0901 for payment plan details, or for a personalized description of his fine attributes and condition!*** This Baby merits a Couronne Royale D'Or- See below for rewards.
He has amber tinted bisque socket head on his original five piece bent limb jointed composition baby doll body also tinted amber. Brown sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, slanted eye-cuts, feathered black brows, open mouth with two upper teeth,original black mohair wig. He is authentically dressed in a well crafted Chinese jacket of antique olive wool silk embroidered edge pattern and antique gold edge, matching fancy cap with dangling pompoms, golden polished cotton pants with gold trim. He measures 16.5" in length and has a head circumference of 11.5"
MARKS: K made in 12 Germany 243 J.D.K.
On the body: Made in Germany
CONDITION: Excellent! He has fine flawless quality bisque with fired-in amber flesh tone, well defined features and expert painting of wonderful oriental character face representing a Chinese baby. The original body in fine and clean original finish condition with an amber tint and only a small chip to the outer left toes and a pinhead chip to the right pointer finger. This baby is a MUST-HAVE for any antique doll collection specializing in the rare and unique antique dolls!!!!
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*