The paint on the eyelids has some rubs, otherwise the paint on the face is in good condition. The bisque is free of damage.
The head is attached to muslin/kid leather body with gussets. The lower part of the body including the legs is in poor condition with multiple repairs and partially lost sawdust. There is currently no leaking. The top part of the body is in good shape.
The torso is a little worn, but the arms are in good condition. The bisque lower arms have no damage. Please take a close look at the pictures as they are an important part of the description. The pantaloons on the doll are newer but the petticoat looks original.
It is beautiful but has stains and tears. The doll also wearing newer tights.The dress is very pretty. It has heavy discoloration and a bit worn. The shoes of the doll are vintage in pretty poor condition. The newer hat is gorgeous, in great condition and adds a lot to the look of this doll. Please refer to the pictures for more details. The item "Antique German 16 Kestner Alphabet a Bisque Shoulder Head Doll" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "annash77" and is located in Osseo, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.