What can I say? This amazing all bisque is one of the sweetest antique doll treasures I've ever had the pleasure of handling. If you look for cream of the crop, tip of the top dolls, and you have a fondness for all bisques, look no further, because this larger Kestner all bisque is just one of the finest examples you'll come across. She's everything that all bisque collectors look for in a wrestler from her original brown sleep eyes, wonderful little closed pouting mouth, to those muscular legs that define the wrestler genre of all bisques, to her delicate blushing and gorgeous costume constructed of antique fabrics. And yet, this angel is made even more individual still by her rare pale, early Kestner coloring. She has such a delicacy! But of course, as all wrestlers do, she has flat stacked brows, brown original sleep eyes with well painted lashes... She is simply an outstanding example! She does have some hip and finger chips, but her head, body and right leg are fine. The chipping is to the upper left hip (see photos) and the inside left hand (not seen from the front). With her rare larger size, and desirable pale blue tasseled boots, I know that she's undervalued at this price, so grab her up before she's no longer available!
~We are offering this Delightful all bisque Wrestler on layaway! Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or you can simply let us know at checkout that you need time to pay! She even ships for free in the US.~
She has an all-bisque body with shapely muscular limbs (hence the name “Wrestler”), with jointed shoulders and thighs and neck. Wonderful original brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper & lower lashes, feathered brows, closed pouting mouth, and a blushed cheeks and chin. She wears a fabulous original blond mohair wig with bangs. She stands at 8.5" tall.
She wears a wonderful deep purple antique silk dress that has the most subtle iridescence to it. Completely lined. Accented with antique lace around the collar, cuffs, and horizontal bands down the front panel defined by two vertical lace bands, knife pleats at the dropped waist and cute little silk flower appliques, antique cream cotton pantaloons. A cute pleated purple hat with rows of ruffled lace and flower trim. But most of all--look at those molded and painted blue boots with black tassels, white ribbed socks with purple band. Just a delightful overall presentation.
Marks: 3 (back crown)
Condition: Generally excellent except for chipping to upper left hip and inside left fingers. Her bisque head, torso, arms and legs are all free of hairlines or restoration. The bisque is pale and with delicate and skilled painting of her cute features, and no rubs. The sleep eyes function well and retain their original wax lids. I couldn't think of a sweeter all bisque doll for the money if you focus on extraordinary all bisque dolls. What a treat! Overall, a fabulous find, made affordable by her minor, hidden damage. PS--The last picture shows our little cherub next to her best friend, the Yellow Booted Kestner--Also for sale on our Ruby Lane site!
We will be increasing our inventory substantially in the coming weeks as we have just acquired several fine doll collections, so if you like what you see, check back regularly! We will have new arrivals every single day- and you can visit our other items, and subscribe to our shop for daily notifications and see more fabulous clothing, accessories, dolls and oddities before ANYONE ELSE! We list new pieces every day! And now you can follow us on Instagram at WelcomeToTheDollHouse, and on Facebook at Kathy Libraty's Dolls for sneak peeks at what's coming, pre-sale notifications and private sales.~LBK 11/21/16-0000031. TBS 11/9/18
Adorable 8.5" Kestner Wrestler With Rare Blue Boots All Bisque Doll Circa 1895--So Cute
$2,900 $3,500 SALE