Very Rare German Bisque Doll Known as "A.T. Kestner" 3800/5200

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22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented details, blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, composition and wooden six-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 14. Comments: Kestner, circa 1885, the model is known as "A.T. Kestner" for its close resemblance to the French bebe by Thuillier marked A.T. which likely inspired this doll. Value Points: outstanding example of the rarely found model with pronounced clarity of sculpted nose and lips, very choice bisque, original wig, outstanding original body in near mint condition. Included is vintage rose silk dress with mohair muff.

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This item is part of Other Kinds of Roses, Different Ways to Dance
 Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 | 11:00 AM  Eastern
 
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Very Rare German Bisque Doll Known as "A.T. Kestner" 3800/5200
Very Rare German Bisque Doll Known as "A.T. Kestner" 3800/5200
Lot number: 13
Seller: Theriault's
Event: Other Kinds of Roses, Different Ways to Dance
Ends: Saturday, June 6 | 11:00 AM  Eastern

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