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An Outstanding Large German Bisque Googly,221,by Kestner

Lot Number: 
13
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with round facial modeling and plump cheeks,round glass googly side-glancing sleep eyes,thick dark eyeliner encircles the complete eye,short painted curly lashes,side-angled shaded brows,rounded nose with accented nostrils,closed mouth with watermelon-slice-shaped accented lips,brunette bobbed mohair wig over plaster pate,composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip- jointing,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: H made in Germany 12 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner,circa 1912,their trademarked model googly inspired by Rose O'Neill's Kewpie which they also produced. Value Points: very rare large size with outstanding quality of luminous bisque,fine painting,original wig,pate,body,body finish.
Realized Price: 
$11,000
Presale Estimate: 
6000/8000