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 his original factory shirt, and a pair of sweet navy blue short pants. 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 lashes, short feathered black brows, an open mouth with two upper teeth, and a celluloid tongue. He stands at 16” on his original five-piece baby body, but prefers to sit! He wears his original straight black human hair wig.
He is dressed in his original factory shirt, in intricately patterned silk, in black, cream, and muted oranges, greens, and browns, with red lace at the sleeves, and a pair of dark navy blue velveteen short pants. On his feet are a pair of tan knit booties with maroon stripes. On his head is a maroon, red, and cream striped knit cap, with a brown button on the crown, and a series of red, black, and white decoratively sculpted and painted round and square buttons on the turned-up brim.
MARKS: [illegible] made in 12 Germany / 243 / J.D.K. [incised, back of head]
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, retaining much of its original finish, with minor and expected age wear. The original factory shirt is in excellent condition, with no significant damage besides the missing paper label; a small piece is still attached. The rest of the costume is in great condition, and fits well. This baby is a MUST-HAVE for any antique doll collection specializing in the rare and unique antique dolls!!!!
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Adorable 16” Kestner 243 Oriental Baby in Factory Shirt