Lot No. 097

Lot 97.

Superb 30” (76cm) J.D. Kestner ‘Flirty Child’ c1880s early companion bisque. Incised “Made in // L Germany 15”. Brown mohair thick long wig over replaced plaster pate. Very long dark brown arched lush gloss brows with fine outer feathering in French style, bold upper lower lashes. Dark blue glass flirty eyes have replaced flirty mechanism, applied detailed ears, neck has two original metal grommets used to lock eyes in transit. Open pink red gloss mouth with delicate peak accents, four upper teeth. Clearly defined chin with dimple and early pale blush. Original wood composition ball jointed repainted body. Looks magnificent in red check fitted day dress, flared from hips with bustle, black velvet trim and antique French lace ruffled collar, stylish cuffs with lace trim. Gorgeous antique whitewear under garments, long black lace socks and superb antique leather olive side button up boots with pale blue tassels. Necklace and bold claret red hair bow. Comes with special wood stand with felt base for your front room and photo book with shots of outfit construction and inside head. Stunning very early
companion J.D. Kestner to admire. Provenance Aileen Sandercock companion collection. $1,500 – $2,000