Does he not just look as dapper as can be?? This Kestner 143 boy is JUST the one you've been looking for, in an adorable farmer-inspired costume. Kestner predated the character doll movement by 15 years with this 143 model, considered to be one of the earliest precursors to the character doll. Whenever I put up a delightful Kestner 143 boy up for sale, someone always comes along and snatches him up -- I can't keep them in stock! When it comes to choosing those higher-end dolls, boy dolls are always one of my first choices, and this lad just happens to be an extraordinary early Kestner 143! Truly, it cannot get any better than this... Don't let anyone else steal him out from under you -- whether you want to pay in full to get him to your door ASAP, or put him on a layaway plan to take your time, make sure you are the very first to get this rare boy into your display!
***This fabulous boy is available on a layaway plan, so you can take your time to pay! Feel free to give us a call at 718-859-0901, to discuss layaway terms, or to get an in-hand description of this fabulous boy!**
He has a bisque socket head, with brown glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth, and lightly dimpled chin. Wears a light blond synthetic wig in a cute short style with side-swept bangs. He is on his original antique wood & composition Kestner body, with the original back stamp, fully pose-able. Original finish. Stands at 19.5" tall.
He wears a white, blue, and red cotton cap, along with a blue pair of wool trousers, showing off his white socks and black oilcloth shoes. Antique white plaid shirt with faux button front (snap metal buttons), plaid ribbon around the waist, and a onesie underneath.
MARKS: H made in 12 Germany 143 [back of head]
GERMANY 2 1/2 [back of torso]
CONDITION: Absolutely Excellent. Great quality bisque with crisp modeling, expert painting of features, pleasant color and superb modeling of wonderful early character face. NO hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration to the bisque. Only a tiny, near-invisible rub to the left cheek. Eyes sleep well, and have great pupil alignment. The fully jointed body in good original finish condition, with the original stamp on the back! Original body, strung very well, with a nice presentation, and only the most minor of wear to the left leg ball joint. Minor expected wear to hands. Costume is good. Overall, this is just a fantastic boy with no excuses!
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