German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner

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35" (89 cm.) Bisque socket head,large brown glass sleep eyes,painted lashes,thick brush-stroked brows with feathered highlights and rich decorative glaze,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with richly detailed lips,sculpted philtrum and chin dimple,long brunette mohair wig,early composition and wooden ball-jointed body,elaborate antique costume and shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 18 made in Germany (head) Excelsior made in Germany (body). Comments: Kestner,circa 1890. Value Points: exceptional and rare large size 18 of the very beautiful closed mouth child,original body and body finish.
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