The King of Dollmakers brings you this big and darling 171-model girl, ready to please! She stands at an incredible 31.5” tall, with a perfect bisque head, with cute painted and molded features and the most beautiful cobalt blue sleep eyes. She’s on an “Excelsior” stamped wood & composition fully-jointed body, topped by soft ginger red curls, and adorned in a sweet white dress covered in Broderie Anglaise. She’s in great overall condition, and ready to go!
***With a layaway plan, you can secure this doll for yourself, while taking your time to pay at your own pace! Give us a call at 718-859-0901, email us, or message us on RubyLane for payment details or layaway options, or to discuss this doll.***
She has a powdery bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: stunning blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, raised feathered dark brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, and a dimpled chin, with blushed features. She stands at 31.5” tall on an “Excelsior”-stamped fully-jointed wood and composition Kestner body, and wears a fluffy ginger wig.
She wears an antique white cotton dress, decorated with the most exquisite Broderie Anglaise. The embroidered neckline has a scalloped and eyeleted ruffle all the way around, while the skirt has a pattern of eyelets above a floral-motif scalloped hem. Around her waist is a blue sash, crossed in the front and secured with a metal brooch set with light blue and faux pearl stones. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip, with lace trim, and a white cotton onesie, with lace trim and pink chain stitching along the edges. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and black leather shoes. In her hair is a light blue bow.
MARKS: o 16 1/2 / Made in Germany / 16 1/2 / 171 [incised, back of head]
Excelsior / GERMANY / 7 [stamped on torso]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The facial modeling and painting is top-notch, offering a cute doll face with flawless bisque in a powdery smooth bisque complexion. The cobalt blue glass eyes sleep well. The body has repainted hands, flaking at the neck on the torso, and general age-related wear and discoloration; otherwise, it retains much of its original shiny finish. The wig is soft and supple and fits well. The costume is good, with some minor age wear, including some tearing at the sole of one shoe. Overall, this is a beautiful angelic antique doll! She checks all the boxes for the ideal of a doll!
***Be sure to check out our other items, and subscribe to our shop for daily notifications and see more fabulous clothing, accessories, dolls and oddities before ANYONE ELSE! We list new pieces every day! And now you can follow us on Instagram at WelcomeToTheDollHouse, and on Facebook at Kathy Libraty's Dolls for sneak peeks at what’s coming, pre-sale notifications and private sales.*** LBP 8/29/20
Sweet 31.5” Kestner 171 in Embroidered Dress