Big and beautiful, this massive character baby is here to stay! She stands at a whopping 30” tall, with a bisque socket head, with molded and painted features in that classic 257 model, with brown glass sleep eyes, a bent-limb composition body, and a fluffy brown wig, and all adorned in a set of beautiful baby clothes. She’s in great condition, and would make an excellent addition to any collection!
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She stands at 30” tall, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered flyaway brown brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth, with a tremble tongue. She stands on her original antique composition bent-limb baby body, with upper back mark, and wears a nice full light brown wig in a short, curly style.
She wears an antique white cotton baby gown, with surface embroidery, a a pink wool knit sweat with pink insertion ribbon, an organdy cotton antique bonnet, a white cotton antique two-piece onesie, and a pair of cream and rose knit booties.
MARKS: JDK 257 K made in Germany 72 [back of head, incised]
Made in Germany [upper back of torso, by the neck, in red stamp]
CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The glass eyes sleep well, and have good pupil alignment. The body is in great condition, with only the most minor and typical wear to the usual places, such as the joints and the neck socket of the torso. The costume is good, with only minor and expected wear. Overall, this beautiful little girl would make a great addition to your collection!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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LIFE-SIZED 30” Kestner 257 Antique Bisque Character Baby