25″ ANTIQUE GERMAN DOLL – UNKNOWN MAKER – BEAUTIFUL FACE
This antique doll is German from an unknown maker but definitely from one of the better factories as her quality is very good. She is only marked with “Made in Germany, 8″ on the back of her head. She stands in height approximately 25”. I would not be suprised if she was made by the reknowned J.D. Kestner factory.
Her bisque socket head is free from any damage and she has stunning brown glass sleeping eyes with her eyelid wax intact. She retains a few of her original “real” eyelashes. Her eyebrows are raised and multi stroked and she has delicately painted 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 dimple in her chin. Her blushing has been done well and she has no marks to make mention of as anything is very minor and expected from a doll of this age. She retains her original brown mohair wig despite it is now sparse but it is still better to have the original wig than a replacement which I only do if absolutely necessary as this forms part of the originality of the doll. Her cardboard pate is also original. Both have been removed so the head can be stuffed to protect the eyes in transit.
She is on her original ball jointed composition body that is in good played with condition with marks as expected from a doll that was played with. Her pinky finger on her right hand is only half there but not seen when displayed and is considered minor. Overall her stringing is good with her legs a little loose but not too bad.
She has been dressed in a gorgeous fine cream cotton frock trimmed heavily with lace, ribbon and embroidered silk flowers and leaves. There is ribbon insertion down the front of the frock and some pinch pleating. Underneath she has a cream petticoat trimmed with cotton lace and more pleats, antique white cotton pantaloons trimmed with lace and again pinch pleating (some age marks), later cream stockings and buckle shoes and a bonnet trimmed with lace and ribbon.
This gorgeous antique doll is ready to display and a beautiful addition to any collection.