05-12-2001 05-12-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
May 12, 2001 10:00 AMCalender

Early Kestner Shoulder Head Doll

Auction: Sale #2070 - 2070 Location: Bolton Date / Time: May 12, 2001 10:00AM


Early Kestner Shoulder Head Doll, late 19th century, round face, pale coloring, threaded blue-gray sleeping eyes (small chip to lower left lid), closed moth, protruding upper lip, hint of smile, red line between lips, impressed mark D, remains of original blonde mohair wig over plaster pate, cloth and gusseted kid body, bisque lower arms, possibly original homemade blue cotton dress, ht. 14 1/2 in. Literature: Jan Foulke, KESTNER, KING OF DOLLMAKERS, p. 51, illus. 90.
Estimate $300-400


Doll, Kestner Shoulder Head , Jan Foulke