She has a beautiful face with lovely coloring, open mouth with four teeth, her eyes are the original sleep, brown glass with original thick mohair lashes, painted feathered brows and finely painted eyelashes. No chips or cracks on the head. Her wig is vintage made of dark brunette mohair which retains the original rolled curls, stitched part, excellent condition.
She has a composition/ wood ball jointed body marked in red "Excelsior/ Germany"on the hip. The hands and feet have the original paint with blushed knees, the fingers and toes are all good.
There is some normal wear, soil and craze lines but overall the body is in excellent antique condition, (there are some reflections in the photos, the body does not have light spots on the finish). She wears a fabulous original Victorian child's dress handmade of fine Batiste with French seams.
It has a blouson ruffled bodice, drop waist, the skirt has lace inserts and a ruffled flounce. Her bonnet is also original Victorian, handmade of fine lace and tulle, it has silk ribbon work around the crown which has some deterioration. The bonnet is adorned with a cascading white ostrich plume, silk violets and a silk and velvet rose, fastened with an antique hat pin.
Underneath she wears a one piece chemise of Batiste with pink silk ribbon ties at the neck and cuffs, matching lace trimmed pantaloons with a drawstring waist. Her socks are fantastic, antique nubby hand knit. The shoes are vintage, genuine leather with top stitching and laces up the front.To top it off she wears an original antique gold picture locket which is. Shaped, hinged, opens to display two mini photos, the front is hand. The clothing is all excellent, clean, sturdy, no stains, no tears, a few small holes and age flaws but nothing that shows. Very rare, large size doll, she is fabulous!! The listing is for the doll and her clothing described, no stand included.
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I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection. I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. The item "ANTIQUE German BISQUE DOLL JDK KESTNER 260 marked body VICTORIAN dress RARE 35" is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".
The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.