Offered for your collection is this large Kestner China with a modified flat top hairdo and a serene expression. Beautiful painting and a perfect chunky shoulder plate make her very desirable.
Her head is perfect without damage or restoration and alone measures 7.5" tall and 7.5" across. She is on an antique cloth body with leather arms that have some repair. Please look at pictures. The sawdust stuffed cloth body is in good condition and is stitch jointed. Most likely as old as she is. There is a tag on back that someone stitched on (long ago) about her provenance but its authenticity is questionable as the doll dates to circa 1860. Still, an interesting piece of its history.
She wears layers of antique undies, cotton socks and appropriately dressed in a two piece cotton dress with small print.
A charming chunky civil war era Kestner German China doll.