Does this boy not take your breath away? This Kestner 129 is just the precious kind of boy German doll lovers want to adorn their collection with. One of the earliest molds of the 100 Kestner series, the 129 boasts fine Kestner craftsmanship coupled with exquisite modeling of an adorable child face. His chocolate brown sleep eyes are bright and hopeful, while his sweet, innocent expression will simply delight you.
He is on his original signed Germany doll body by Kestner and he sports an antique blond mohair boy wig. Add to that his antique Wool, silk and cotton tuxedo with long tails and a dapper top-hat and you have a truly exceptional example of a Kestner doll. His costume is simply dashing and and ready for his wedding day or any other formal event that a young handsome gent may care to attend! Don't waste a single moment, and make him yours now before someone else scoops him up and out of your sight forever!
***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 gorgeous brown original glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth, and dimpled chin. He wears a dusty blond antique mohair wig. He comes on his original Kestner body with original finish signed GERMANY .
He wears an antique tuxedo consisting of the following:
• A deep thick greenish black woolen long tail jacket fully lined in black silk and with silk and two rows of tiny black glass buttons.
• Attached to the over-jacket is a vest of the same fabric and also with a silk collar. fob hanging on a black velvet ribbon.
• A pair of black trousers ,
• A long white cotton shirt wit long sleeves, a dickey front panel, a paste button and a small black bow at the high collar
• A pair of short pantaloons with lace and tucks
• Black cotton knit socks
• Antique black leather shoes with curved soles
• Atop his head is his most admired accessory a wonderful felt and silk top-hat recently made from antique fabrics,
• A black silk cummerbund,
• Attached to the vest is an antique faux watch and a cute antique brass padlock
MARKS: E made in 9 Germany/ 129 [back of head]
CONDITION: 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. His original eyes sleep well, and have great pupil alignment. The fully jointed body in good, shiny original finish condition but showing some typical wear at the joints. Overall, a wonderful, choice example of the Kestner firm's great work in a rare and outstanding antique costume.
Please Note: The last photo shows another doll that we are listing in the days to come or has already been listed in Ruby Lane.
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