Beautiful Kestner Bisque Head Child Doll Germany 1900s - 23 / 58cm This stunning Kestner doll as mentioned has a historical hairline crack to the back of her to her bisque socket head as per the photographs. It has obviously been there a long time and is stable. Her fabulous real hair dark blonde waist length wig completely cover it. She has beautiful big brown glass sleep eyes with good eye wax but her real eyelashes are sparse.
However her face paint is simply gorgeous with feathery eye brows and upper and lower lashes and I do love her rosy cheeks. Her sweet open mouth reveals 4 perfect square cut upper teeth. The back of her head is incised " 8 1/2 Made In Germany 9 1/2 // 168 " and further down to the base of the socket " Made In Germany 08 " She come on a jointed wood / composition body which is in very good condition retaining its original finish.Her hands and feet are beautiful and retain the original fine red lines that defines her fingers and toes. She comes wearing the most gorgeous antique and vintage clothes consisting of a lovely chocolate brown crepe/satin variegated shadow stripe dress with brown velvet ribbon tie and cream lace trim around the collar and cuffs. Underneath she has various antique slips and petticoats. The red wool slip with black broderie anglaise is particularly nice. Plus she has a cream cotton slip with fine hand crochet, a plain wool and cotton petticoat, an all in one with bloomers with fine hand crochet trim. Finishing off the outfit she has fine cream cotton rayon ankle socks and beige leather shoes with flower and stud detail. All in very good condition for age.
All in all she is a very pretty and charming good quality child doll that displays well. Please study the photos carefully as they form a large part of the description. If you have any questions or require more photos please do not hesitate to contact me.International buyers are more than welcome. Please note that the stand and the cow are NOT part of the sale. Beautifully Dressed Antique Kestner 168 Bisque Head Child Doll 23 Germany 1900s. Beautiful Kestner Bisque Head Child Doll Germany 1900s - 23 / 58cm. This stunning Kestner doll as mentioned has a historical hairline crack to the back of her to her bisque socket head as per the photographs. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Beautifully Dressed Antique Kestner 168 Bisque Head Child Doll 23 Germany 1900s" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Antique Dolls". The seller is "greenergates" and is located in Stockport. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.