For the collector who desires reliable and consistent quality, we have here a real beauty from Kestner; a 15.5" tall Kestner 171 bisque head antique doll, with a really great presentation, in a darling pale blue dress with a matching bonnet and handbag! She's really cute, and is sure to make someone happy! Nearly every collection of German dolls ought to have one of these reliably-adorable girls on display. Snatch her up now and give her some love!
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She has a bisque socket head with expert modeling and crisp detailing. She has brown glass sleep eyes, framed by painted lower lashes, and feathered brown flyaway brows. She has an open mouth with four upper teeth and a dimpled chin. Wearing a light brown wig in a curly style, she also comes with her original blond mohair wig. She is on a fully-jointed wood & composition body, with its an old repainted finish. The look is excellent; this girl really has stood up to the test of time, and will look fabulous in a collection cabinet. She stands at 15.5" tall.
She is adorned in a sweet pale blue silk dress, with a pleated skirt and short overskirt, a smocked and ruffled bodice, and puffy gigot sleeves. The dress is decorated with lace trimming of sleeves and collars, and cutout lace adorning the sleeves and overskirt. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip, trimmed with tatted lace, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of black knit socks and brown leather shoes. Finishing off the outfit are an antique white tatted lace bonnet with pale blue insertion ribbon, and a pale blue and white crocheted handbag, with a pale pink crocheted flower.
MARKS : 3 ½ / 6 ½ / Made in Germany / 171
CONDITION: Excellent. Her bisque head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, but has a few minor cheek rubs. She has lovely smooth Kestner quality bisque with subtle color, fine painting of features, deep and crisp modeling of sweet dolly face. Her glass eyes sparkle, sleep well, and have nice pupil alignment. The antique Kestner body is an earlier version with an old repainted finish, and is in sturdy condition, with only some minor and expected age wear and flaking. The costume is in good condition. A sweet and shy girl!
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Darling 15.5” Kestner 171 in Sweet Blue Dress