German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll Known as "A.T. Kestner"

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21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and accented lips, blonde mohair wig, early German composition and wooden body with attached ball-joints and straight wrists, nicely costumed in antique silk dress, ruffled bonnet, undergarments, leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885, the doll is known as "A.T. Kestner" for its close resemblance to the French A.T. bebe being created during the same era. Value Points: rare model with wonderful strongly defined features, finest bisque and painting, original early body with original finish.
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