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Kestner Character in Gown #168-26 SOLD

Status: Sold
Description:
Fresh out of an estate and virtually untouched, this darling little Kestner doll is so fabulous, she looks as if she is ready to baby talk. Her modeling is deep and looks as if she is "first out of the mold." She has very large,sleep bright blue eyes, open mouth with pearly teeth, very chubby cheeks which are also shown from the profile, extremely detailed in every way. Marked "Made in Germany" with size numbers (she is the mold 143 Kestner without the mold number impressed, commonly done by Kestner with this particular mold). Original plaster pate with original wispy blond mohair wig. Great Kestner compo body, fully jointed also at knees, elbows and wrist,with separate ball joints--a very rare body in this small size. All original factory clothing, with 2 layers of underclothing and diaper, these very early Kestners were on rare occasion dressed as babies, much before the baby doll craze in the 1920's. She was made in Germany c. 1895. Great condition--bisque with no cracks, breaks, or hairlines. Slight wear on body. Wonderful original clothing showing some wear, some melting on sleeves. 10" long with a very long gown. (Chair not for sale.)


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