VERY RARE Kestner bisque head character baby doll "Sammy", 28 circa 1912. A wonderful character baby doll made by the king of doll makers." This sweet 211 model is a size 20, measuring 28" long, with a bisque head circumference of 18 making it the LARGEST size baby doll made by Kestner. Due to its highly collectible nature, the Q 20 211 mold is becoming increasingly more valuable. With sweet cherub-like features, adorable cheeks and double chin, open mouth with two bottom teeth, and brown glass sleep eyes with applied eyelashes to the eyelids.
Given the size of the head and the body, and the weight - let's just say he was well fed! I feel like I'm holding a real baby! Perfectly matching the bisque head is the fully jointed bent-limb composition baby body. The shape of the limbs, the "outie" belly button, and the realistic baby body size, add so much character to this baby doll.Could even be adorable without any clothes, looks so real and is in such great shape. This is truly a spectacular doll! Q is mistakable for an A. But there is no A 20, only a Q 20. The bottom of the head marked J. Measurements: 28" long, 18" circumference head. The bisque head is in excellent condition. No cracks or hairlines to the head. I can only find a tiny knick to the rim, and a couple tiny knicks to the very top of the head where the wig would be covering it. Has the original pate and blonde wig.
Sleep eyes work fine, only a few small cracks in the eyelids; eyelashes are present. The composition body is also Excellent.All fingers and toes present, only one small chip to the top of one of the fingers. Stringing is tight - as seen in one of the photos, can hold upright pose without help. Rare to see the body in such great shape. Wearing an antique dress with adorable lace trim and tie back, silk slip, panty, corduroy jacket with matching hoodie, and little booties.
Please use photos for complete description (continue to scroll for more images) Priced well below market value, don't miss your chance to own a superb example of a very rare and valuable antique Kestner baby doll! Your doll will arrive safely.Please check out our other listings for more wonderful vintage and antique pieces! The item "28 RARE Antique Kestner German Bisque Baby Doll 211 LARGEST SIZE 20" is in sale since Monday, August 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "greatlakes203" and is located in Westport, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.