German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner

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13" (33 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with full lips and center accent line, mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: appealing expression with especially fine painting of lips, lovely complexion, original body and body finish.
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