We are listing the doll at a very reasonable price because it has an eye chip repair to the upper right eye lid and a very miniscule paint skip on an eyelash on the lower left eye lid. The dolls head has no hairline cracks or other damage.
The doll wears an antique mohair wig (cut short) over original Kestner plaster pate. The beautiful sailor outfit is old. The dolls body is signed, has repair to some of the fingers on the dolls left hand and the lower right leg piece has been replaced.Kestner Closed Mouth Pouty Doll featuring a bisque socket head with beautiful blue blown-glass sleep eyes, molded upper eye lids, very finely painted upper and lower eyelashes, dot accent at the inside of the eye lids, multi-stroke feathered eyebrows, extremely high detail to the modelling of the nose and mouth areas, accented nostrils, closed mouth with delicately shaded lips and darker accented line between the lips, modelled chin with dimple, molded ears, antique blonde mohair wig (cut short) over plaster-type pate (both wig and pate are thought to be original), and on a signed Kestner body with a replaced lower leg piece. It is very rare to find this model in this diminutive cabinet size! This beautiful Kestner wears an appealing sailor outfit and hat which is old. I cannot say if it is original or just old.
It fits the doll perfectly. The doll wears dark socks and has no shoes. The bisque head features the finest quality of bisque with fine modelling, decoration, and painting. I have lighted the bisque head and there are no hairline cracks; however, there is an eye chip repair to the dolls upper right eye lid. There is also a very, very miniscule paint skip or flake on the fourth lash from the outer lower left eyelid.
The body is signed and is in the original finish except some fingers on the dolls left hand have been repaired/repainted and the lower right leg piece has been replaced. 8 (incised on back of head just below the rim). 70685 Germany 0-1/2 (red stamp on back of body). The doll will be professionally packed in a new box (18 x 12 x 12) with reinforcement.The item "14 Kestner Closed Mouth Pouty DollExcelsior BodyBlue EyesRepaired Eye Chip" is in sale since Friday, May 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "webantiqueshop" and is located in Manhattan, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.