Lot 42 View Catalog
“A.T. KESTNER” - BEAUTIFUL GERMAN BISQUE DOLL MODELLED AFTER THE FRENCH BEBE BY THULLIER. Marks: 14. 21”. Bisque socket head, blue paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and multi-feathered brows, closed mouth, accented and shaded lips, original blonde mohair wig and plaster pate, Kestner composition and wooden ball-jointed body with straight wrists, silk dress and bonnet, antique shoes. Commentary: Circa 1885 Kestner model closely resembling the French A.T. bebe, and referred to by collectors as the “A.T. Kestner”. Enchanting face of great beauty, finest quality bisque and facial painting, excellent original early body with original finish, nicely costumed.