The Kestner 257 is an irresistible character, with this particular example being no different! She’s a massive baby, standing at 26” tall, with a character bisque socket head, with painted and molded features. She’s on her bent limb abby body, and is adorned in a cute costume that is bound to please. Big, beautiful character babies like this are a fine addition to any collection, and are always a unique part of any doll family. Snatch her up now before she’s gone!
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She stands at 26” tall, with a bisque socket head with painted and molded features: brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, real upper lashes, feathered flyaway brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth and a tremble tongue. She stands on her original bent limb composition baby body, with cryer torso (non-functional), and wears a pale blond human hair wig in a short style.
She wears a white cotton lace-trimmed bonnet atop her head, a classic white cotton baby dress, with a white cotton antique full slip underneath, and a white lace-trimmed diaper with snap button closure, and a cream stretchy chemise. She wears pink knit booties on her feet.
MARKS: Made in Germany JDK 257 Made in Germany [back of head, incised]
Made in Germany [red stamp, back of torso, near neck]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top-quality modeling and painting of features. The glass eyes sleep well, and are aligned straight in the head. There is a tiny bubble on the forehead, a result of the bisque bubbling up during the firing process when the bisque was still soft. This is not particularly uncommon, and is not technically damage. The body is good, with only minor and typical wear, with some touchup to some of the joints. The cryer mechanism does not work anymore. The wig is soft and supple, and has no smokey odors. The costume is good, with only minor and typical wear.
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Life-Sized Kestner 257 Character Baby Antique Doll 26”