German All-Bisque Doll,102,by Kestner with Yellow Stockings

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8 1/2" (22 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso,brown glass inset eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,open mouth,two square cut upper teeth,one square cut lower tooth,blonde mohair wig,peg- jointed bisque arms and legs,modeled bent elbows and cupped hands,sturdily modeled muscular legs with tiny ankles,fancy yellow stockings and high laced black heeled boots,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent,small chips at leg stringing holes. Marks: 102 12. Comments: Kestner,circa 1880,the model is known as ÒFrench Wrestler" in reference to its body shape. Value Points: rare model with gorgeous bisque,blushed eye shadow and cheeks,blush on hands and knees,fancy stockings and shoes.
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