This antique Kestner beauty was made circa 1898 and is mold #171 with the classic Kestner adorable little girl face. She measures a huge 31" tall and both head and body are marked with Kestner size 6 1/2. She has beautiful facial painting, an open mouth with 4 porcelain teeth, and big brown sleep eyes. Her original chunky composition body is in better than average condition.
She wears a lovely vintage dress made from panels of blue voile alternating with panels of crocheted lace. Underneath are a half slip, full slip and pantaloons all vintage or made from vintage fabrics. Socks and shoes are newer as is wig, which is modacrylic but looks just like human hair.
She originally had eyelashes as there are no painted ones; they have been replaced with new ones. Her pate had never been removed; I removed it to check for damage and found no hairlines, only a very small firing line done in the making. I can now pack her head for shipping.
She is a big darling girl and her new owner will be delighted with her.
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