Rare Antique Kestner Character Doll In Stunning antique Schoolgirl Dress
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Predating the German character era of 1909, this huge example of one of the most desirable of all Kestners, the 143 mold is just magnificent. With super deep modeling of the iconic Kestner face beautifully realized in this rare to find jumbo size, This doll would be a prize in any antique doll collector's cabinet. Add to that the exquisite antique cotton plaid schoolgirl dress and you have a winner. Her ginger locks are a later addition that only enhances her presentation because other than her wig, this girl is completely antique! She definitely has "the Look" we all seek. Creamy and pale bisque socket head, with an open mouth with two upper teeth. Big brown glass sleep eyes. Painted upper and lower lashes. Painted flat feathered light brown brows. Ginger red curly mohair wig with extensions. She’s on her original antique wood & composition body signed EXCELSIOR 6, standing at 28” tall, with the mark on the back of the torso. She wears a wonderful antique plaid cotton dress with box pleated front and self sash, a cream cotton chemise underneath with lace trim, antique cream cotton pantaloons, an antique white half slip with scalloped eyelet edge trim, cream cotton knit antique socks and antique black leather shoes showing wear.