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German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Rare Painted Teeth

Lot Number: 
193
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with delicate pale bisque, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with row of painted teeth, outlined lips, blonde mohair fleeced hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists, rare jointed ankles. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: rare plump-faced model with painted teeth, distinctive body for this model with jointed ankles.
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1600