If you appreciate the extraordinary craftspersonship of the renowned German Doll firm of the late 19th Century and early 20th century known as J D Kestner, you will certainly want to own this fine specimen. She stands at an impressive 24” tall, on her original Kestner body signed GERMANY, with a beautiful molded and painted bisque socket head, with blue sleep eyes. She’s adorned in an antique pink and grey cotton plaid dropped waist dress with bouffant Underneath are the full slip and pantaloons, black stockings and excellent red leather doll shoes. On her head is a wonderful antique bonnet with fine lace and pink silk overlay. She’s in great condition, so you can feel confident with this girl joining your collection cabinet! Don't miss out on her!
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She stands at 24” tall, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: blue glass sleep eyes, feathered brown brows, painted upper and lower lashes, an open mouth with four upper teeth. She is on her original antique wood and composition body, fully-jointed, with the original finish, and signed Germany, a desirable feature. She wears an antique brown human hair wig in a the original banana curl fashion.
MARKS: M made in Germany 16 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! Her bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top-quality modeling and painting of features. The painting and detailing to the bisque is crisp and skillfully executed. The original glass eyes sleep well. The original body has minor and typical wear, but overall has its original finish and solid stringing, with excellent feet and hands. The costume is great, with minor wear; this is to be expected with antique and vintage doll clothing, but overall, the costume is great and presents well!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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