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Three Large German Bisque Head Dolls

Auction:
2756T
Lot:
1094A
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Discovery - 2756T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 09, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Three Large German Bisque Head Dolls, a toddler girl, head marked "11 Melitta 11," with fixed brown glass eyes, applied top lashes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with two inset top teeth, short brown wig, composition toddler body, pink cotton dress, lace and cotton bonnet, and white shoes; and two large Kestner girl dolls: one with head marked "M 1/2 Made in Germany 16 1/2 146," with sleeping blue glass eyes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four inset top teeth, long brown wig, fully jointed composition body, mustard velvet hair ribbon, cotton undergarments, cream silk and lace dress, black socks, and brown and black spectator booties; the other head marked "made in Germany M 1/2 16 1/2 164," with sleeping brown glass eyes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with four inset top teeth, light brown curly wig, fully jointed composition body, cream cotton dress, white socks, and black shoes, ht. to 32 in.
Estimate $400-600

Toddler girl: pate glued down, not removed, some minor soiling and scuffing to face, appears to be a hairline from doll's right ear to right eyebrow, crazing to body.

Kestner 146: wig glued to plaster pate, not removed, neck loose, minor scuffing and soiling, no evidence of hairlines or repairs when lit from outside. Repairs to wrists.

Kestner 164: old plaster pate not removed, scuffing, soiling, possible repair along mold seam from pate to top of right ear, repair to finger on right hand.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Germany, Bisque Head

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