Lot No. 097
Exceptional J.D. Kestner c1875 Lady 19.5″ (49.5cm). Untinted bisque Parian-type shoulder head incised “5 A 7”. Elaborate light brown sculpted hair arranged in a large coiled braid, decorated with a gilded-edge black hair comb. Elite superb modeled stand-up ruffled collars and sculptured gold bow, framed by intricately painted pink, white, blue bodice. Blue painted gloss eyes, lidlines, tapered arched brows, closed mouth with gloss red outline and extended centerline, red cheek blush, pierced ears. Antique original lady shaped cloth body with swing limbs and brown leather arms. Right hand has individual fingers, left frail arm has lost hand, red hoop hose with red garter and red leather sewn on boots. Cream cotton dress, organdy petticoat, pantaloons. Simply stunning with extreme rarity as few exist. Note These markings on a variation doll with glass eyes are attributed to Kestner in Lydia Richter’s book.
$2,500 – $3,500