German Blue-Eyed Closed Mouth Doll by Kestner

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21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, brunette human wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: very fine quality of bisque and painting, original body and body finish, superb antique costume and bonnet.
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