Look upon the face of this angelic beauty! Brought to you by Kestner, this bisque sweetheart is in the 174 model, with a pair of deep brown glass eyes, the focus point of her adorable face, with molded and painted features. Her head is topped with bountiful brown curls in a soft mohair, while she stands on a delightful body with original “Germany” back stamp. She’s adorned in a classic white antique-style cotton dress, with decorative pinks to bring out some color. She’s in outstanding overall condition, bound to make an impression! Do not hesitate a moment more; the Kestner 174 is a staple in the doll world, and the best-quality ones are a MUST-HAVE, such as she!
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She has a bisque socket head, with her original brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper & lower lashes, molded and feathered brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, and a dimpled chin. She stands at 20.5” tall on her original stamped antique fully-jointed wood & composition body, and wears a fluffy brown mohair wig.
She’s adorned in a vintage white cotton dress, with a lace-trimmed ruffle at the bodice, lace trim at the sleeves, a pink sash, and drawn-work at the skirt. Underneath, she wears a matching set of vintage white cotton undergarments, a half slip and pair of pantaloons, both with matching lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and white oilcloth shoes with pink ties. On her head is an antique white cotton bonnet with a folded brim.
MARKS: F ½ / made in Germany / 10 ½ / 174[back of head, incised]
Germany [red stamp, back right side or torso]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The face has top-quality modeling and painting of features. Her glass eyes sleep well, and are aligned well in the head. The body has been almost entirely repainted, but leaves the original stamp visible. The costume is good, with only typical age wear. Overall, this is a fabulous girl!
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