This listing is for a "sweet" German Kestner Alphabet Series doll. Incised on the back of head is "K, Made in Germany, 14, 146". Reference attributes this doll to J.
Kestner, 1897+ Germany being of the Alphabet "K" series. A number and letter always went together, number 146 is the mold number.
She measures 23 tall being a bisque socket head, there is a light hairline from rim down which I have circled in my photo, I did not notice when I flashed the head but it is there. Doll is strung fine and displays well sitting or standing with a doll stand. Body is jointed at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs and knees with all fingers. I notice repair on one finger of the left hand, lots of overall wear, scuffs, re-paint throughout the body and hands for being 100 or so years old.
You may wish to do a little paint restoration to your liking. She has an "expressive" face with open and close brown glass sleepy eyes that work fine, painted lashes around her eyes, thick brush stroked brown eye brows, she has open mouth with upper teeth, there is a faint little dimple in her chin. Face is nice with no paint rubs or problems, beautiful coloring on her bisque. Brunette wig with bangs is charming, possibly vintage but not antique like this doll. It slips over a pate on her head.
She wears a antique off white drop waist that buttons down the back, undies, stockings and shoes. There is a faux pearl necklace around her neck. It is not shown in these photos but included. I have taken plenty of photos, please look at my photos to serve as part of this description.
Not perfect, but a lovely antique Kestner doll for collection or display! Doll stand is not included. I offer no guarantees, warranties, implied or expressed, whatsoever.Doll stand is not included unless otherwise specified. These charges are the buyers sole responsibility. The item "23 antique bisque head composition German Kestner Doll Alphabet Series K" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "myolddollsinc" and is located in Grove City, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.