Adorable Hilda in a sweet little 13 inch cabinet size. Still one of the most desirable antique character babies, especially in this small size.
Well marked on the back of the head Made in Germany, 237, J.D.K. 1914 Hilda.
The bisque head has deep blue glass sleep eyes with her original lid wax and hair lashes in great condition and in the original setting. Outlined eye cuts with individually painted upper and lower lashes, wispy blonde feathered brows, accented eye corners, nostrils, and lips. Her open mouth has two upper teeth and her original wobble tongue is also in tact. Her cheeks are finely blushed and her sculpting is crispy and remarkable with her little double chin.
Her original blond mohair wig retains its original baby styling and is still attached to her original plaster pate. The wigged Hilda is always more popular than the solid dome version with painted hair.
The original 5 piece Kestner baby body with one curved arm and and bent legs has been lightly repainted long ago as shown.
She is dressed in her original German factory dress and slip, pink flannel diaper, and I have added a beautifully fitting bonnet.
Condition: The head has a "V' shaped crack on the back of the head which has been reinforced with a piece of fabric on the inside of the head. It is a solid repair and it is clear that this was always a crack and not an actual break, as the lines never surface to an outer opening. There is also a crack under the chin. I have shown magnified close ups of these flaws. There is no damage at all to the face or forehead and none of this can be seen from the front, especially with her bonnet tied under her chin.
This is a great opportunity to buy a very sought after Hilda with some hidden damage at a fraction of the price of a perfect doll. If perfect, she would be priced in the $1800 to $2000 price range in this size. I have placed "make an offer" on this doll. Please feel free to email directly or place an offer through the offer button. Thank you.
Sweet little bargain Hilda all ready for her new home.
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