This is a beautiful early Kestner doll, circa 1882. She also has the very rare early 8 ball jointed body with straight wrists and with original finish. This doll stands approximately 18 high. She has a bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, beautiful painted lashes and brows and closed mouth. This doll also has a beautiful human hair wig, from the same period, although it might not be original. She’s wearing a gorgeous silk antique dress, tight up with a silk lace, all handmade. The dress is in good condition for it’s age only showing a few signs of wear. She’s also wearing an antique underwear skirt, socks and shoes. She is marked on the back of her head with the number 13. Even though this is a rare and breathtakingly beautiful early Kestner doll, she does have two airlines on her forehead, that were professionally repaired, and reflect the more affordable price. Fortunately these are very thin airlines that became virtually invisible since the repair is remarkably well done. You can see on the detail photos I have from this doll how amazingly well done the repair was made. I also added a photo with the light lamp inside the doll’s head so that you can see exactly were the airlines are. People have been asking for a photo of the inside of the doll’s head so I just added one. You hardly can see on the inside of the doll’s head that the doll is damaged because the two airlines are very thin. This is a rare opportunity to own one of Kestner earlier dolls! Please look carefully at all the photos, since they are also part of the description, and ask any question if you need, I’ll be happy to answer. The item “Antique early Kestner pouty doll with 8 ball jointed straight wrist body” is in sale since Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German”. The seller is “mystdesign” and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Features: Antique
- Brand/Artist: Kestner