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This gorgeous Character Baby is one sale and we will still consider reasonable offers. Please check my shop for many other beautiful dolls on sale.
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DESCRIPTION: What a wonderful smiling character baby this is with a very cute wobble tongue. She is 20” long and her bisque socket head is on her original big chunky 5 piece bent leg baby body with the left arm turned in toward the chest, a Kestner trademark. Desirable Mold #226 made by the J. D. Kestner Company in Germany circa 1910.
Marked: M Made in Germany 16
This mold is especially popular with collectors due to the exceptional detail given to the molding of the facial features. So much like a real baby with distinct temples, creases and dimples, pudgy cheeks and open mouth with a wobble tongue. Even the body has attention to details like chubby rolls on the thighs and up-pointed big toes.
Perfect bisque socket head with a high forehead. There are NO chips, NO cracks, NO repairs and comes with the original plaster pate. Complexion is soft and dewy with lovely creamy color.
Baby has beautiful blue sleep eyes that work well and a wobble tongue that I had to reset back in nice and securely. She has very tiny upper and lower lashes and black eyeliner. Brows are delicately painted in perfect little brush strokes. Her pouty lips are painted in a peachy pink pink with perfect outlining as well. She has matching pink accents in her nostrils and on inner corners of the eyes.
Cheeks are very full and nicely blushed with NO rubs. There are nicely molded creases and dimples and a cute double chin. Ears are prominent and beautifully shaped.
Original 5 piece composition baby body is in very good condition, restrung nice and securely with a little restoration and paint touchup on the fingers and toes
I have dressed baby in pink so am calling her a girl, but you definitely can consider it a boy if you prefer and add some blue to the costume. Her pink cotton romper is very old and a little faded in front with some mending on the fanny area. The romper has hooks and eyes in the back and a self belt with two shell buttons that hooks in the front. The front is gathered and has two shell buttons at the neck with hemmed half sleeves.
Unders: a darling cotton under shirt with crocheted sleeves that gathers at the neck to fit. Vintage pink panties and pretty little hand crocheted white booties with side buttons. I also added an old vintage pink hand made linen bib with appliqué flowers that ties in the back.
Wig: is a wonderful, handmade blonde mohair replacement styled like a baby’s with very soft and wispy curls, feels just like a baby‘s hair. I will send the original wig along with her, but it is falling apart. You may be able to use it for parts in making tiny wigs for little dolls.
Baby comes with a cute little beaded bracelet, her favorite pink duck rattle and her silver baby spoon. She also will bring along her toy fire truck in case you have some boys in your collection for her to play with.
You will be absolutely enchanted by this sweet character face. It will make you smile every time you look at it.
Thanks for your interest and please check the antique dolls in my shop for more beautiful display ready antique dolls, accessories and other goodies. Dolly hugs,