If you value unique international dolls in your antique doll collection, this cute Asian baby should be seriously considered. He is a very desirable example of the Kestner Asian baby mold 243 that is not frequently found. His adorable expression, intricately modeled Asian features and jolly expression will be sure to catch your fancy. He comes clad in a wonderful vintage costume in baby blue patterned silk. And check out that adorable pompom hat! How can you resist such a cutie-pie?
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He has amber tinted bisque socket head with brown sleep eyes with slanted eye-cuts, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered black brows, an open mouth with two upper teeth, and a celluloid tongue. He stands at 13.5” on his original five-piece baby body, but prefers to sit! He wears his original straight black mohair wig.
He is dressed in an adorable vintage baby blue silk dress, printed all over with images of people in traditional costumes, with white lace trim and matching panties underneath. On his feet are a pair of antique woven silk socks. On his head is a handmade vintage hat in a burnt orange color, with loops on the sides, and wonderful gold-tone cord braiding, flower-shaped metal decorations, gold-tone chain, and red pom-poms.
MARKS: F made in 10 Germany / 24 3 / J.D.K. made in Germany
On the body: Made in Germany
CONDITION: Excellent! He has a fine quality powdery bisque head with a fired-in amber flesh tone, free of cracks, chips, hairlines, and restoration, with well defined features and expert painting of a wonderful oriental character face representing a Chinese baby. The original body is in fine condition with an amber tint; the right leg has some age-related crazing, and clear varnish has been applied to the arms and torso. The original paint is intact. This baby is a MUST-HAVE for any antique doll collection specializing in the rare and unique antique dolls!!!!
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Adorable 13.5" Asian 243 Kestner Character Boy