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German Bisque Kewpie with Composition Toddler Body by Kestner

Lot Number: 
6
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid dome,painted blonde topknot,forelock curl,and side curls,brown glass side-glancing googly eyes,dot brows,thick black eyeliner,dark upper eye shadow with highlight lashes,button-shape nose,closed mouth with thin line wide smile,modeled blue wings below the ears,composition five piece toddler body with starfish-shaped hands,side-hip toddler legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ges Gesch O'Neill JDK 10 (head) O'Neill (signature on foot). Comments: Kewpie,designed by Rose O'Neill,the rare composition toddler body model,circa 1912,with superb quality of bisque and painting,original body and body finish,blue wings rare on this model.
Realized Price: 
$8,000
Presale Estimate: 
4000/5000