German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, XII, by Kestner

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde human hair, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XII. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885. Value Points: sought-after model has very fine bisque, sculpting, and painting of features, original body and body finish, lovely antique costume.
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