An lovely early Antique Kestner "G" bisque doll.
18 inch Antique Turned Shoulder Head Doll.
Made in Germany by J.D. Kestner marked "G" Ca. 1890's.
Antique Early Alphabet Series Bisque Doll.
Incised on the back of her head - G.
Below that on bottom right side of back plate is Made in Germany G.
(Please see all the BIG close-up photographs for detailed condition).
Wig attached to pate
This sweet doll has big, dark brown blown-glass sleeping eyes.
Delicately feathered eyebrows, eyelashes.
An open mouth with tiny teeth showing.
Doll is marked on the back of her head G in script.
Her bisque head is marked G in two places, and "Made in Germany" on her shoulder-plate.
She has a turned shoulder head and mostly cloth body.
Kid leather upper arms show old patches, tape and apparently repairs from long ago.
Bisque lower arms and cloth body.
Soft, wavy, wispy blonde hair glued on the top to the plaster pate, which is intact.
Traces of old glue can be seen around the pate.
(See close-up photos).
Kestner Doll Marks and Mold Numbers reads:
Kestner began using mold numbers in 1892, dolls prior were marked with the size number or a letter only.
From the Owner's personal collection (downsizing as retiring).
Email Elfie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for full details if you are interested in this beautiful antique doll.
18" Antique Turned Shoulder Head J.D. Kestner Doll "G"