Although unmarked she sure looks like a tiny Kestner child, just a tad over 7” tall! Her bisque head has no damage or hairlines, just the tiniest cheek rub and her eyes appear to have been re-waxed and re-set at one time. The tiny brown eyes sleep and are surrounded by long lashes and really thick eyebrows. Her mouth is open with tiny teeth. The body is just too cute with a rounded tummy and butt, one piece arms and two piece legs. There are similar bodies in the Body Book. The only repair to the body is on the joints of the lower legs which may have had some repair and have a bit of repaint, not distracting. The hands and feet have the original finish, as does the rest of the body. The original plaster pate and mohair wig are still with her even.
As for the clothing it sure seems old. The sweater-like undershirt was snug, so left alone. She has a slip and someone stitched another slip between the legs to make pantaloons. The gold silk frock is very well made and lined with cotton with the attached slip seen in the full body shot. She has a matching bonnet. Then there are these fabulous little leather shoes that are original to her, they fit snugly over her wonderful little cotton socks.
This child may be all original from wig to shoes, the dress was at least made by her a very long time ago. She is such great little example of the tinier dolls made by Kestner and I almost want to keep her. But I am going to allow her to move on to a real Kestner devotee!