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Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Doll, Model XI, by Kestner

Lot Number: 
199
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: XI. Comments: Kestner, circa 1882. Value Points: sought-after model with very sweet expression, choice bisque, near mint original body, holding antique toy lamb.
Realized Price: 
$2,500
Presale Estimate: 
1400/1800