24″ ANTIQUE GERMAN DOLL – ATTRIBUTED TO GEBRUDER KUHNLENZ – CIRCA 1900’s
This is a beautiful antique doll that I do not know 100% sure of the maker but from research believe it was made by Gebruder Kuhnlenz although someone suggested she may be a JD Kestner but I am unsure if that is correct. The back of the head is just marked “Made in Germany, 63″. She stands in height 24”.
She has a bisque socket head that has no damage and lovely sleeping eyes with most of her original eyelashes intact. She has raised and multi stroked eyebrows and delicately stroked upper and lower eyelashes as well as the usual red accent dot in the corner of each eye and her nostrils. She has an open mouth with a row of teeth and a red tongue behind. One tooth may be missing but is hard to tell. She has nicely blushed cheeks. Her antique wig is possibly original along with the cardboard pate and it may be human hair by the feels of it. She has a couple of very minor wig pulls to her forehead that are hidden under her wig and a tiny mark on the side of her nose and cheek that appears to have been done in the factory making of the doll.
She is on her original ball jointed composition body that is in lovely condition with all her fingers intact and she is strung well and only has marks from a doll that was lovingly played with.
She comes ready to display in a beautiful cream coloured drop waisted frock made from broderie anglaise with lace and ribbon inserts. Underneath she has a petticoat and pantaloons as well as stockings and home made black lace up shoes. Her bonnet is lovely with an embroidered net covering with colourful flowers and also trimmed with lace.
The wig and pate will need to be re-attached by the new owner as have been removed to stuff the head to protect her eyes in transit.
A beautiful doll in lovely condition.