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German Bisque Kewpie by Kestner with Original Body and Brown Glass Googly Eyes

Lot Number: 
132
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with solid dome, painted hair with forelock curl, topknot and side curls, brown glass side-glancing googly-like eyes, delicately-painted upper lashes, dash brows, closed mouth with thin line smile, blushed cheeks, composition chubby torso, toddler legs with side-hip jointing and jointing at knees, composition arms with starfish-shaped hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Ges Ges O'Neill JDK 12. (head) O'Neill (stamp on foot). Comments: Kestner, inspired by the illustrations of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie, and created under license with George Borgfeldt for O'Neill. Value Points: excellent bisque and great expression, cotton romper appears original, the luxury detail of jointed knee appeared only on the larger size Kestner Kewpies.
Realized Price: 
$4,600
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500