If you love Kestner character dolls, this rare version with of the highly desirable 241 mold, known as Hilda’s Big Sister is a must for any Kestner connoisseur. I bet you haven't come across too many of these girls before. In fact, in my 30 years of dealing in antique dolls, I have only ever handled two other Kestner 241 characters. Just a darling girl with so much personality!
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition Kestner body. Blue sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, open expressive mouth, double chin, inside dimples, fine quality vintage French human hair wig.
Dressed in a lovely antique white cotton dress lots of ruffles, tucks and lace, a matching undulating ruffled bonnet, antique full slip and pantaloons, white socks and antique high heeled cream leather shoes with metal buckles. A really crisp and authentic presentation for this German character; maybe even all original.
MARKS: K . made in 14 Germany. JDK./ 241
CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality bisque with well defined features and expert painting of wonderful character face, pleasant color, perky expression well modeled and on her original Kestner body with excellent original finish and hardly any age wear. However, there is some wear and repair to the right shoulder-ball and the neck socket of the torso. A wonderful big sister for the “Hilda Baby” she has such a similar, more grown-up face—it’s almost as the modeler designed his or her own baby girl and then decided to do another version of the same child a few years later! She has all the charm and appeal that has made her a very sought-after doll in the antique collectible doll market today! A real Prize!!!!
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