German Bisque Smiling Character, 189, by Kestner

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15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, rounded nose, closed mouth with pert smile, impressed dimples at lip corners and cheeks, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, woolen boy's double-breasted suit and cap. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 189 (head) Germany (body). Comments: Kestner, circa 1910. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque enhances the expressive gentle demeanor, original body and body finish.
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