This very buxom bisque half doll is a scarce model from J.D. Kestner, and was pictured in the company's catalogue. Her lovely face is delicately painted, with multi-stroke brows, intaglio blue eyes with black pupils and black and red lid lines, and full parted coral lips and nose dots. Her beautiful bisque gives her a flawless complexion and there is rosy blush on her cheeks, hands, and the slightly molded nipples of her voluptuous breasts. Her lush, ample curves are beautifully sculpted and her dainty hands are modeled in great detail, including fingernails and free thumbs. Her graceful gesturing arms are loop-jointed at the shoulders and she has four sew holes. This bisque belle is as big as she is beautiful, at 5.5 inches tall, and she wears a replacement mohair wig. On the back rim she is incised "52 B 2/0." There are two tiny stress lines running from the right front sew hole and there is a small chip on the left back sew hole. There is a faint kiln or mold line on the base of her left forefinger and a tiny flake off the tip of that same finger. There are mold lines inside the shoulder loops and a tiny scattering of slag on the back of her right shoulder. These minute flaws do not distract from the beauty of this pulchritudinous pincushion doll, and in fact attest to her age and authenticity.
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