The Kestner 168 is an instant classic, bound to impress in any doll collection. This particular girl is a striking example, standing at just over 13”, with blue glass sleep eyes, square-cut teeth, and an adorable frock dress that adds unparalleled elegance. She is in great condition, and would make a fine addition to any collection!
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She has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: pale blue glass sleep eyes, feathered brows, an open mouth with four square-cut upper teeth, all on a wood and composition fully-jointed body at 13.5” tall. She wears a dark blond/light brown synthetic wig in tight curls with bangs.
She wears a cream wool frock dress with pleated front and lace trim, with a brown and cream silk hat, while underneath goes a white cotton antique slip and matching pantaloons, with goldenrod socks and brown leather shoes.
MARKS: made in Germany a1/2 168 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. The blue glass eyes sleep well, and are aligned straight in the head. She does have a very minor cheek rub. The wood and composition body is tightly strung, and has only minor typical wear. There is a little bit of touchup to the back of the neck, and the toes of both feet have been rebuilt. The wig has a fluffy body, with no smokey odors, and bears a pleasant silhouette. The costume is in great condition, with only minor and typical age wear.
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Kestner 168 Antique Bisque Character Doll in Frock Dress 13.5”