German Bisque Child, 171, by Kestner

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32" (81 cm). Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyesocket, painted lashes, slightly modelled brushstroked brows with decorative glaze, accented nostrils and eye corners, open mouth with shaded and outlined lips, brunette mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: M 1/2 made in Germany 16 171 (head) Excelsior Germany (body). COMMENTS: Kestner, circa 1900. VALUE POINTS: The pretty dolly faced model has excellent bisque and painting, original body and body finish, antique costume.
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