Early German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: very beautiful child with lovely complexion and painting, original early body and body finish.
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