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Largest Size of Kestner's 221 Googly on Unique Original Toddler body

Lot Number: 
1
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with round plump facial modeling,large round blue glass side-glancing googly eyes,dark eyeliner,curly painted upper lashes,button-shaped nose with accented nostrils,closed mouth with watermelon-slice-shaped smile and outlined lips,blonde mohair wig over plaster pate,composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing,very defined musculature detail,curled fingers. wearing original white pique romper suit over muslin undergarments,stockings,red kidolene shoes,and an over-sized flowered bonnet. Condition: generally excellent,eyes are set. Marks: H made in Germany 12 JDK 221. Comments: Kestner,circa 1912,the model was offered to compete with the popular bisque Kewpie character which was,curiously,also made by Kestner. Kewpie,however,also necessitated the payment of royalties or licensing fees,and this model did not. Value Points: the extremely rare largest size model known of the 221 googly,has its original soft mohair bobbed wig,pate,rare unique and original toddler body,and exceptional quality of bisque and painting
Realized Price: 
$9,500
Presale Estimate: 
8000/12,000