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Rare German Bisque Character, Model 220, by Kestner with Toddler Body

Lot Number: 
142
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted short curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, two porcelain upper teeth, double chin, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K made in Germany 14 JDK 220. Comments: Kestner, circa 1912. Value Points: the rarely-found model has exemplary bisque, enhancing the well-characterizing gentle expression, original wig, pate, toddler body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$2,700
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1600