Kestner’s 152 model is one of the harder to find molds out there, and has a sweet, well-modeled classic dolly face. She’s dressed in a gorgeous French style, silk bebe frock dress, with a soft blond human hair wig. She’s in great overall condition too, so you can buy her with confidence! A diminutive Kestner is always very desirable in the current doll collectors market.
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She has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features; blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered dark brown brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, and a dimpled chin. She stands at 13.5” tall on her fully-jointed wood and composition body, and wears a lovely blond human hair wig in cute banana curls.
She wears an antique pale mauve silk with cream lace, knife pleated skirt, blue bow, attached stiff attached slip, antique cotton half slip and matching cotton pantaloons, rayon knit socks, , mauve leather shoes with blue bow, a fantastic antique hat in silk with bright rose bow which is reduced to being threadbare but still quite presentable with long blue silk ties.
MARKS: A / Made in Germany / 5 / 152 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. The blue glass eyes are aligned straight in the head. There are some inherent flaws and pepper specks to the bisque, mostly under the wig, but foe a couple of minuscule specks on the tip of the nose. See photos. The left hand has a ring finger repaired. The original wood and composition body has its original finish. The French human hair wig has a fluffy body, with no smokey odors, and bears a pleasant silhouette. The costume is in great condition, with no age wear. Overall, she’s a beautiful doll, having held up very well over the years.
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Adorable 13.5” Kestner 152 in Silk Bebe Dress