The Kestner 143 is a highly-desirable doll, loved as one of the most-recognizable child dolls produced by the King of Dollmakers. This beautiful little doll stands at 8” tall, on her original fully-jointed body, with a bright bisque face, with miniscule painted and molded features. She’s adorned in an antique dress and underthings, with a sweet flowery hat to adorn her head. She’s in great condition, and is bound to please!
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She has a bisque socket head, with the original brown glass eyes, with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with four square-cut upper teeth. She has her original blond mohair wig, in a short wavy style. She stands on her original 8” fully-jointed wood & composition child body.
She wears a green straw-type hat, with a wide brim, with flowery decorations. She wears an antique white cotton dress with attached frontal apron, with feathered stitching, and scalloped edging. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip with eyelet lace embroidery, and antique pantaloons. Her feet snuggle within a tiny pair of white leather shoes with laces.
MARKS: made in Germany 143[back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with high quality painting and molding of features. She has the original glass eyes (now fixed). The wood & composition body is in good overall condition, with good painting and varnish, with intact fingers and toes. There are some areas of touchup of paint, and some epoxy work on the shoulders. Still, this is not unexpected for these antique bodies. The costume is great overall, with only the most minor and typical of age wear. Overall, this is a fantastic doll in great condition, and bound to please!
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*Little Angel* Antique Kestner 143 8” Child Doll in Antique Dress