Lot No. 103
Companion J.D. Kestner ‘Flirty Child’ c1880s pale bisque 30” (76cm). 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, the 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. Magnificent red check fitted day dress, flared from hips, black velvet trim and antique French lace ruffled collar, stylish cuffs with lace trim. Gorgeous antique whitewear undergarments, long black lace socks. Superb antique olive leather side button-up boots with pale blue tassels. Necklace and bold claret red hair bow. Comes with a special wood stand with a felt base for your front room, and a photo book with shots of outfit construction and inside the head mechanism. Stunning 1880s companion J.D. Kestner pale bisque. Provenance Aileen Sandercock companion collection.
$1,500 – $2,000