German Bisque Toddler, Hilda, by Kestner

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, delicately painted lashes, incised eyeliner, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth, outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, auburn mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F made in Germany 13 237 JDK Jr 1914 c. Hilda Ges Gesch N.1070. Comments: Kestner, circa 1914. Value Points: fabulous example of the trademarked Hilda doll, with rarer toddler body having superb definition of chubby limbs, very fine modeling and bisque of face, wonderful antique character costume.
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