This offering is for this divine late 19th Century 21 closed mouth Kestner doll. With large brown paperweight eyes.
This light colored bisque shoulder head has no damage or repairs. White spots on face are from the camera flash. Her vintage French labeled long auburn mohair wig is excellent.
The doll's original white leather body has shoulder, elbow, hip and knee gussets, cloth feet and bisque lower arms with finely sculpted delicate hands and nails with no damage or repair. The sturdy leather body is in excellent condition except for the turned inward right leg & arms fixed in a bent position at the elbow gussets. These are common findings on these 19th C. The doll wears a light beige colored taffeta dress covered by lace, with a raised design at the bodice, and over the sleeves and skirt.
It is not original but is a lovely match for the dolls age. Her antique velvet fur trimmed hat with iridescent beaded leaf decorations lovely and possibly original.
Please contact me if you have questions. The item "Antique Kestner Closed Mouth Doll Turned SH Perfect Bisque Excellent Body" is in sale since Sunday, May 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "greatcollecting219" and is located in Kyle, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.