This offering is for a large 22” antique Kestner doll that is a beautiful example of the seldom seen 167 mold. Her desirably light colored bisque swivel head is in excellent condition. There are no hairlines, chips, wig pulls or restoration, just a touch of wear on the very tip of her nose. Her beautiful blue sleep eyes still retain most of the lid wax and most of her human hair lashes. The doll wears a beautiful honey blonde human hair wig with shoulder length relaxed curls and bangs. It is attached to a sturdy vintage cardboard pate and is in excellent condition. Her facial features are delicate, her smile is demure which makes this doll especially popular among collectors. BODY: This girl’s composition and wood ball jointed body is in exceptionally fine condition with all original paint and no damage.The glossy surface has no streaking, just pure beautiful color. There are no chips, cracks, any other damage or restoration. The stringing is very good, although the legs are a bit loose. She is easily posed and retains her displayed position. COSTUME: This pretty doll wears a dress of creamy shadowpane silk with a gathered skirt, fabulously wide lace edging & generously puffed sleeves. This style was very popular in the mid 19th Century. She wears pantaloons, creamy colored lace stockings and matching vintage laced oil cloth shoes. Her antique lace cap is in excellent condition, a perfect fit with the color matching the colors of her dress. This girl has innumerable value points and will make an important addition for a collection. She is considered by many to have the sweetest face of all the Kestners.
Please contact me if you have any questions. If you are considering a LAYAWAY plan, the payments may be extended as long as 3 months. For shipping, the doll’s head will be stuffed gently but firmly to avoid eye damage. The doll will be packed with great care and attention to every detail. Your package will be shipped by FREE Fully Insured USPS standard mail. Thank you for stopping by and for your interest in this offering.
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