Awwwe! Have you ever seen a sweeter face? I think not! Her angelic, serene expression is enhanced with a slightly turned head, full rosy cheeks and her slightly-pouty Mona Lisa smile. Her big beautiful brown eyes just draw you in and I must say that the entire effect is simply mesmerizing! On her original kidskin body with bisque lower arms, her sumptuous blond mohair wig and her pure white vintage ensemble she bespeaks old world charm in every detail! Closed-mouth Kestners, especially ones with a nice turned-head, are true gems to have in the collection! Additionally, her sensuous closed mouth with a slightly pouting expression is one of the most desirable expressions of this particular Kestner mold. Please don’t let this beauty be the one you regret you didn’t get!
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She has a perfect bisque shoulder head with brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, thick feathered brows, and a closed slightly pouty mouth. She has overall pale bisque, and blushed rosy cheeks. She wears a fluffy blond mohair hair wig, in a shoulder-length curly style. She stands at 16” tall on her original, sturdy antique kidskin body, with original bisque hands.
She wears a lovely vintage costume in white cotton, consisting of a matching blouse and skirt with lace trim at the collar, sleeves, and hem, and lace tape overlay on the blouse and skirt, and a pink silk sash at the waist. Underneath, she wears a white cotton full slip matching her outerwear, with the same lace trimmed hem and lace tape overlay on the skirt; she also wears a non-matching pair of white cotton pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and shiny white shoes. On her head, she wears a sweet white cotton bonnet, with ruffled lace trim along the brim, and a pink bow and pink ties. What an angel!
MARKS: None visible
CONDITION: She has a hairline on her left shoulder (visible in photos). It is well-hidden by her costume and does not affect her face. Otherwise, she has wonderful modeling and painting of her face, and her expression is an outstanding example of the desirable face unique to closed-mouth Kestners. Her kidskin body has some patches, and overall expected age wear. Her left hand has a broken finger, and her right hand has some flaking to one of the fingers. Her costume is in great condition, with some minor and expected age wear.
*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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Angelic 16” Turned Shoulder Head Kestner in Sweet White Vintage Costume