8 1/2Antique Early Kestner Doll Jointed Closed Mouth Composition Body. This doll is unmarked lending to believe she is a very early example. She measures approximately 8 1/2 standing. I will give you the limited history I was told when I acquired her. She was acquired from a woman in Nashville, TN who is in her 70's.
She was moving out of state and this doll was her grandmother's doll. She stated the dolls clothes and shoes are original and the only alteration she made for the doll was the crown she made for her hair out of gold knit material.
Her composition joints are tight and looking closely at the doll, it appears at some time in her life, she was restrung nicely. She is wearing her original honey blonde human hair wig.Looking inside her head she has old paper inside to keep her brown glass sleep eyes open and prevent her weight from damaging her beautiful bisque head. Her bisque head is in excellent condition.
Face paint is Kestner perfection. Her jointed body shows some joint wear and the left upper leg is missing a piece of composition where the ball of the hip would be. She is wearing a white matching flower design lace trim dress set that consists of the dress, slip, and bloomers. The dress has intricate detail and scalloped edges. No stains on the dress.It does have a little tear at the waist area (see photos) and a few little holes in the back. She is wearing dainty delicate leather shoes that are incised 3 or 8/0 on the bottom of each shoe. She is also wearing a lovely beaded necklace. I have kept her displayed under a glass dome.
She is the perfect cabinet size doll and a fantastic addition to your doll collection. Please view all the photos provided as they are a large part of the description. She is an antique doll with imperfections.However, I will describe each item as best and as honestly as possible, as well as provide photos for your review. I reserve the right to be corrected, and are open to constructive criticisms, after all that is how we learn. All sales are as is and final. It's easy and you can do it all from your computer. The item "8 1/2Antique Early Kestner Doll Jointed Closed Mouth Composition Body" is in sale since Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "idreamofdollies" and is located in Middle Tennessee.
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