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Huge 9" Kestner China Doll Shoulder Head
This is a very large 9" tall German Kestner china doll shoulder head. The head is 9" tall by 8.25" across the shoulders, and 4.5" deep at the base. she has a flat top or high brow hair style. Her black hair has no wear. Her features are well painted and she has a pleasant slight Mona Lisa smile. the only marking is an inscribed 14, likely a size number, inside the back.
Condition is good. However there is a factory flaw chip only visible on the inside of one front corner. and a little roughness on the base of the other corner. There is a little glaze present in the chip so it must have been a factory flaw deemed acceptable.Also due to the huge size and weight of this head the shape of the shoulder plate is skewed when viewed from underneath. This is also a factory flaw that they let pass. It is not an issue visible when the head is on a body.
China heads of this grand scale seldom survive without taking a tumble and getting cracked. This example is about as good as they get. She could be the queen of your china doll collection.
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Kathy Turner, Arlington, VA
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