German Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Kestner

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24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 15. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: very beautiful strongly-defined painting of features on the early closed mouth doll with original early body and body finish, fine antique costume.
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