German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Model XI, by Kestner

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XI. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: sweet child with dainty expression, choice bisque, original body and body finish, wonderful antique costume.
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