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Rare German All-Bisque Doll Known as "French Wrestler" with Yellow Ankle Boots

Lot Number: 
199
9" (23 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, slightly-parted lips, two square-cut upper and one lower tooth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, peg-jointed arms with modeled bent elbows and curled fingers, peg-jointed muscular legs with defined blushed knees, painted ribbed stockings with blue rims, yellow ankle boots with black laces. Condition: generally excellent, two small chips at right leg hips. Marks: 102 12. Comments: Kestner, circa 1880. Value Points: superb modeling enhanced by sublime blushing, muscular detail, painted high yellow boots.
Realized Price: 
$750
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1400