Designed to appeal to the French market, this is a great example of the characteristic style of the Gebruder Kuhnlenz firm. Her dolly features engage the viewer with her charm and unique personality; a real sign of Gebruder Kuhnlenz artistry at work—no two dolls are ever painted the same! This particular darling has a wonderful presentation in her white dress and soft blond mohair wig with a halo of curls!
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She has a bisque socket head, with a pale complexion and cute molded features. Blue glass sleep eyes peer out from between painted lower and upper lashes, topped by feathered brown brows. The artist gave her cheeks a blushed look with a rosy dark pink and her lips are a peachy pink, slightly lined in a darker pink to enhance her smile, and her chin is slightly dimpled. She has an open mouth, with four upper teeth. She stands at 20.5” tall on a fully-jointed wood and composition body, and wears a blond mohair wig in a curly style.
She is wearing a delightful antique white cotton dress, with lace overlaid on the bodice, and trimming the collar. Underneath, she wears a white cotton half slip done entirely in Broderie Anglaise, in a leafy motif with a scalloped edge, a simple white cotton full slip with lace trim at the collar and long sleeves, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and black oilcloth shoes, with black faux bows at the toes. In her hair, she wears two white silk bows.
MARKS: GK [in sun with rays] / 133-28
CONDITION: Excellent. Her bisque head is free of any chips, cracks, hairlines, or restoration. Generally, she has nice quality bisque with characteristic Gebruder Kuhnlenz styled painting of features, very crisp modeling, pleasant color and a sweet expression. The face has some slight rubs, and a couple small pepper spots. The body has minor and expected age wear, and retains its original shiny finish. The costume is in great antique condition, and presents well. This French trade girl is an overall treasure!
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Darling 20.5” Gebruder Kuhnlenz 133 in Antique White Costume