Early style all-bisque Kestner measuring about 8. She has beautiful blue glass paperweight eyes (original set). Appears to have a "1" on lower back of head.
Wrestler-like chunky contours of torso, muscular hips, thighs and calves. Well-defined small bosom emphasized by tightly-fitting silk dress. Round face, stiff hips, peg jointed arms (left arm modeled with more bend at elbow than right arm).
Her head is made in a position turned to the right. Two-strap bootines, vertically ribbed white stockings. She has dark multi-stroked brows, finely painted lashes, closed mouth, accented nostrils and eye corners, dimpled knees. Dark blonde mohair wig with cloth skull cap and cardboard pate (I don't know whether it's vintage or antique).
Highest quality bisque in perfect condition with no damage or repairs. Short scratch (mold flaw) on back of neck below the inscribed "1". Her right eye has a thin vertical crack, which I believe is original to its making. The dress being sewn on I've felt through the fabric and I can't feel any chips or other damage to the body and joints.She wears a flattering custom sewn blue silk dress, with dark blue velvet trimmed shoulders and bow on back of skirt. The bodice of dress is tightly fitting, which emphasizes the contours of her bosom. Fabric is in excellent, sturdy condition, except for stretching damage on upper back. Dress is sewn on, so I won't attempt to cut it off. The item "8 Early Style All Bisque Kestner, Stiff Hips, Wrestler-Beautifull 1880 orig" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "discoverdolls" and is located in El Paso, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.