Kestner, the King of Dollmakers, brings you this big and beautiful child doll, standing at an impressive 28” tall. She has brown glass sleep eyes, is topped with a vivid ginger curly wig, and is adorned in a most beautiful patterned cotton dress. She’s an instant classic, and is bound to please! Big girls like her are becoming increasingly rare on the doll market, making them even more desirable. Snatch her up now, before she’s gone!
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She stands at 28” tall, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brown brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. She has a lovely pale complexion with selectively-blushed features, and stands at 28” on a beautiful stamped antique wood and composition fully-jointed body. She wears a ginger red wig in mohair, in a shoulder-length curly style.
She wears a very dark blue cotton dress, printed with a pattern of triangles and dots, in blue, aqua, white, and golden yellow, with a ruffle at the waist above a black silk sash, off-white lace trimming the sleeves, and white waffle-knit cotton at the collar, with a drawstring. The bodice features a placket with three white mother of pearl buttons, and epaulets trimmed with blue piping. Underneath, she wears an off-white flannel half-slip with a scalloped hem, over a white cotton chemise, decorated with whitework embroidery, open vertical lines, and a scalloped hem and neckline, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks with a diamond-shaped net pattern, and a pair of pale pink leather shoes. On her head is a straw hat with a very dark blue ribbon and silk flowers in pink, blue, yellow, green, and orange across the front.
MARKS: L ½ made in Germany 15 ½ JDK [back of head, incised]
Excelsior / D.R.P. No 70685 / 6 [back of torso, stamped]
CONDITION: The bisque is good, with high quality modeling and painting of features, and no hairlines, cracks, or chips. The glass eyes sleep well and have good pupil alignment. The wood and composition body has some minor and typical age wear, particularly at the joints, but has most of its original finish and paint, with good sturdy stringing, and bears a Kestner “Excelsior” stamp. One finger on the left hand has been repaired and repainted. The wig is soft and supple, and the costume has only the most minor and typical age wear. Overall, a lovely doll!
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