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FACTORY ORIGINAL Kestner 257 Antique Toddler Character 18"
My goodness, The King of Dollmakers truly cut no corners when it came to bringing this delightful toddler character to life! What's incredible about her, is that she looks as if she's stepped right out of time, into the present day -- this factory-original girl is just outstanding! Pale, crisply-modeled bisque features are styled into a slightly character expression, with an original human hair wig atop her head. Her original-finish toddler body is pristine as can be, while her all-original costume ensures that she presents her best when on display! She stands at 18" tall, and is bound to make an excellent addition to the collection. When it comes to collecting upper-end German dolls, the toddler is always an exceptional choice! Make this one your own!
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Bisque socket head, with brown glass sleep eyes and painted lashes, brown feathered brows, and an open mouth with bisque tongue. Lightly blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion. She stands on her original wood & composition toddler body, with the all original finish. She stands at 18" tall. She wears her original antique brown human hair wig in a cute, short style.
Her costume is all-original, and all-antique! She wears a white cotton organdy dress, with lace trim and eyelet embroidery. A white cotton bonnet with embroidery sits atop her head, while underneath she wears a white cotton full slip and onesie. Cream cotton socks and pink oilcloth shoes adorn her feet.
Marks: D made in Germany 257 JDK 44 [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent, near-mint. This girl has a beautiful bisque head that is free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration, and has excellent modeling, offering a beautiful dolly face that truly is alluring. She does have a tiny rub to the far side of her right cheek. The glass eyes sleep well. The body has its all original finish, and is well-strung, with no wear other than the most minor and typical age wear; overall, the body is excellent, with nice presentation. Hands are good. Antique wig is good, without any sparseness, and is full. The costume is good overall, and presents well, in a clean damage-free condition.
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