Beautiful, 17 tall, antique bisque shoulderhead doll by J. Kestner, Germany , circa 1892 , with row of cute, SQUARE-CUT teeth and a very pretty open mouth, lovely dark brown, antique glass sleep eyes with (incised) molded eyelids and finely painted lower lashes, multi-stroke brows that match her beautiful, light brown, replaced wig of thick curls and bangs, lovely cheek coloring, excellent quality bisque and original pate still in place. Her original, pin-jointed kid leather body has been whitewashed long ago to preserve the life of the leather. She has joints at her shoulders, hips, knees and elbows with beautiful bisque, lower arms with finely detailed fingers (one thumb is missing) and nicely shaped legs and feet with smoothly working joints. She is incised under the wig : Made in Germany Dep.
5 and at the edge of her shoulderplate : Made in Germany in script and is in excellent condition with no cracks or hairlines, no chips or repairs, no stains or tears and no odors as she is from a smoke free home. She wears a beautiful, antique style, white cotton dress with tiny sewn pleats and 3/4 puff sleeves with cotton lace and ribbon trim and adorable matching pantaloons with similar trim. Other items shown with her are not included.Other bisque dolls and vintage animals shown in last photos are not included (from the same wonderful collection) and will each be listed separately. Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please use the zoom feature on our photos as they are an important part of the description. We try to list our items below current book value and will consider reasonable offers and respond after the item has been listed for at least twenty-four hours.
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If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied. The item "Very pretty JDK Kestner #154 German antique bisque 17 doll with nice kid body" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation.