German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner in Mariner Costume

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15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 10. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: plump facial modeling is contrasted by desirable pale complexion, original body and body finish, antique blue flannel mariner costume, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes, woven bonnet.
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