She has a lovely bisque head with no hair lines or chips in the bisque. Her eyes are brown glass rockers. She has an open mouth with with upper teeth.
She will come with 2 wigs. She came to me with a long human hair wig which is rather thin so I removed this one.It took over an hour to get it off but I washed the wig gently and just sat it one her head for the pics. I believe this wig is her original. Her face paint is excellent and bisque is lovely. She is an early Kestner and her body is all composition with ball joints at her elbows and knees. She has a socket head, jointed shoulders, elbow, wrists, hips and knees. This is an older body and I believe it is original to the doll but she has been re-strung tightly. There is a crack in the compo on her left shoulder but is is minor and the compo is firm and strong. Around her ball jointed knee joints the compo is a little rough but is, again, strong and is not showing signs of deterioration. She is missing the second to last finger on her left hand. There is a wire there so you could easily rebuild this with on wood putty if you cared to do so.
Each toe is well defined. I consider her condition good and I would leave her as she is.
But she does have some damage on her compo. She is completely dress in antique clothing. Her dress and matching hat are crisp blue organdy with grosgrain ribbon trim.
The hat has a cotton lining and a white eyelet ruffle under the pleated grosgrain ribbon. I placed the pretty fabric flowers on her hat because there was a hole in the organdy and the flowers look so nice anyway. The flowers are vintage but not antique. The dress has a drop waist wit a grosgrain ribbon trim and a pleated bodice. Her long sleeves end with the grosgrain ribbon trim at the wrists and and a tiny antique lace trim which is also around her neck line.
This same tiny lace trim runs across the bodice horizontally in five strips and, again, just above the hem line of her skirt. The shoulders are trimmed with a beautiful ecru antique netted airy cotton lace The dress is a true antique and is lovely. There is some age discoloration or yellowing to the organdy fabric and some fading to the blue ribbon in places. She is wearing a white cotton antique doll slip with a pretty net lace hem line trim and shell button closures.Her pantaloons are white cotton with 3 pin tucks and a row of lace trim. There is some purple lace in the mix in these pantaloons. I believe they are antique reproduction pantaloons but they look very pretty.
The slip is a true antique. Her socks are long white cotton and also antique. They have no damage but some yellowing from age. Her shoes and vintage I believe and a cream color leatherette with laced front ties. The are in good condition and look nice on her.
Probably from the 1940s or 50s. The human hair wig is thin. Took pics with a newer wig which will come with her but I believe the long human hair wig is her original & will come with her as well. She is missing the second to last finger on her left hand and body is a little rough around the knee joints.There is a crack in the compo on her left shoulder. Antique dress had some age discoloration and has been washed, not by me, it is still a pretty dress but the light blue color on the dress has faded a little. The material is not damaged. There is a repair on the back of the neck just above 192 mark shaped like a small triangle. Can only be seen with a light. Repair was done expertly and is very small. Around the rim of her head, there are some small chips in the bisque as seen in pics I have given you. Her face is gorgeous and all the minor damage is under the wig.. She is a lovely early Kestner with pierced ears, compo ball jointed body, straight wrists and a pretty true antique drop waist dress and matching hat. Please ask as many questions as you need to and thank you very much for dropping by. It has been pointed out to me that there is a small scratch or hair line on the left side of her head. This will also be under the wig. The item "ANTIQUE DOLL KESTNER 192 10 BISQUE COMPO BALL JOINT PIERCED EARS ANTIQUE CLOTHES" is in sale since Sunday, July 31, 2016.
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