This big girl is simply astounding! One hundred percent gorgeous- she's an absolute gem. Just look at that forlorn pouting expression and a those sad blue eyes. Is she not the most endearing girl you've ever seen. Perhaps mama has gone away and left her home with the governess and now she must attend a formal dinner party in her crispy white dress without mama to hold her hand and introduce her to all manner of strangers. Whatever she is fretting about, she is determined to bravely act like a big girl and keep her sorrow to herself.
She is wearing a frilly, lacy white frock with lace trim, insertion lace and the finest tucks you ever did see. Mama shared some of her exquisite aqua silk ribbon to tie around her waist and then she made a fancy bow with four loops to place atop her head. Her luxurious brown human hair wig boasts so many shiny curls cascading down her back. This outstanding Kestner will make a crowning addition to any collection. I would even display her next to your best French Bebe. as she certainly has the countenance and presence that can rival any French bebe. I would assert with confidence that she could stand proud beside the best of the best bebes. With her sad eyes and her pouty mouth, she’s ready to steal your heart away- I've never seen a doll so ready to part her closed lips and say "Take me home and keep me warm..."
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She has a perfect bisque socket head on a fully jointed earlier Kestner composition and wood body with straight wrists and loose balls at the hips and shoulders. Beautiful blue eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, stacked flat brows, closed mouth with shading and accents in a slightly pursed and pouting position, lovely French human hair wig.
Dressed in a white cotton dress as described in paragraph one. Underneath are, fine white cotton antique undergarments with lace edging, white stockings and comfortable vintage white leather shoes with pieced designs.
MARKS: 103. / 16
CONDITION: EXCELLENT! She has good quality smooth Kestner bisque with delicately painted features and early desirable pouting lips, well modeled face with a closed-mouth and lovely original blue eyes (now fixed) and delicately painted lashes. The early Kestner doll body in very good mostly original finish condition but some typical retouching to the joint areas. A very sweet closed mouth Kestner! A unique and sad darling in a most beautiful antique costume! A SUPER DOLL!
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Large & Chunky 27" Pouty Kestner 103 Child Doll circa 1885 on Original Early Body