Old, Antique,Vintage 16 1/2"Bru Kestner Doll Mold #167
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Old vintage,antique Bru style J.D. Kestner doll. Marked on the back of her head B ½ Made In Germany 6 ½ 167 this is her mold number. The characteristics, detail given to the outline of fingernails in red is mostly attributed to Kestner. Wood composition, Bisque porcelain socket head with jointed socket body marked Germany in red on her hip, open mouth with teeth, brown glass sleep eyes, brown human hair and feather painted brows. She measures 16 ½ tall and is in over all excellent vintage condition, please view the pictures for any minor wear for this doll, her sockets, eyes, fingers and toes are in good condition. Her porcelain head is in very good condition, no cracks or breaks. This little girl is wearing what I believe to be her original Victorian peach dress, pantaloons, shoes,socks and hat, they are in fair and reasonable condition, I will also include the posing lace sun umbrella, it is only good to pose her with and is not perfect.
**J.D. Kestner History**
J. D. Kestner Jr. Co. - Dolls 1820-1938 Germany Johann Daniel Kestner Jr. (JDK) of Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany began making papier mache and wood dolls and toys as early as 1820. Kestner eventually went on to employ nearly 3/4 of the inhabitants of the Waltershausen region and earned the nickname "King Kestner". In 1858 J.D. Kestner passed away... read more