This listing is for a lovely "impressive" antique German Kestner China shoulder head doll, 1840s to 1860. 23 tall being a antique china shoulder head, china porcelain arms with all fingers intact, she has china legs with painted molded fancy black boots with white accents, her body is a firm hard cloth stitch jointed at the shoulders, hips and knees. I do not see any cracks on her china shoulder head, arms or legs, just normal wear for being well over 100 years old, a few tiny black specs as you often find on china shoulder heads and faces.
Doll has sculpted black painted molded hair with white center part, (a trait of Kestner), her curls frame her face. A "sweet" face with painted blue shaded eyes, a white accent dot to the side of each pupil, there in black liner over her eye lids with coral liner over the black liner. She has single stroke black eye brows, small oval circles in her nostrils, slightly smiling mouth with thin white line between the lips (a Kestner trait), rose blush on the cheeks. There are (3) string holes in the front and (3)string holes in the back of the shoulder head. I do not know her past history but there is a little yellow glue where shoulder head was applied to the body, see close up.
Her vintage antique "style" dress is lovely with lace trim and hooks down the back, some overall wear but do not believe it is antique like the doll, doll wears slip and pantaloons. This is a beautiful example of antique Kestner china doll from the Civil War Era. I have taken plenty of photos, please look at my photos to serve as part of this description. Doll stand is not included. Good Luck and Thank you for Viewing.
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The item "23 Antique German Kestner China Shoulder Head Doll Civil War 1860s PRICE DROP" is in sale since Thursday, December 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Porcelain & China". The seller is "myolddollsinc" and is located in Grove City, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.