This extraordinary rare Gorgeous doll is All-original, brought to you by Kestner King of Doll Makers in the late 1890’s
Johann Daniel Kestner Jr. (JDK) of Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany began making papier mache and wood dolls and toys as early as 1816. Kestner eventually went on to employ nearly three quarters of the inhabitants of the Waltershausen region which earned him the nickname "King Kestner".
She's a beautiful 26" tall, on a pristine original finish body with the original red mark, her flawless bisque has original sleep blue glass eyes in original setting covered with Kestner original pate. She dressed in antique probably original pink cotton dress full slip and matching boomers and ready for your collection cabinet! Every collection deserves an all original doll, and the Kestner rare 214 mold is an excellent choice! This girl has a beautiful bisque head, with that lovely expression characteristic of the Kestner dolls. With those pleading blue eyes, she is impossible to resist! You need this beauty -- make her yours!
She has a bisque socket head, with a nice pale complexion and cute dolly features. Blue glass sleep eyes, with painted lower lashes, real upper lashes (some remain), with feathered flyaway brows. She has an open mouth, with four upper teeth. She is on her original wood & composition body, fully-jointed, with jointed wrists. Body has the pristine original finish. She stands at 26” tall. She wears blond human hair wig over original Kestner plaster pate( pate will be removed for shipping i/o to stop her eyes). Atop her head she wears a beautiful matching cotton bonnet.
MARKS: K made in Germany 14 JDK 214 (back of head, incised), GERMANY 5 (back of body, red stamp)
CONDITION: Excellent. Nice quality bisque with expert painting of features, very crisp modeling, pleasant color, lovely large eyes and a sweet expression. The head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Nice pale complexion and expert painting of features. The body is original, and maintains the original finish with few small chips of paint, with back stamp. Hands are great, and stringing is tight so she can pose well. Costume is in great condition. Overall, she's a great doll!
She is available on our layaway plans! With a layaway plan, you can secure this doll for yourself, while taking your time to pay at your own pace! E-mail for payment details or layaway options.