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Large Kestner Bisque Socket Head Doll

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


Large Kestner Bisque Socket Head Doll, marked "made in Germany 0 1/2 18 1/2 142" to back of head, with sleeping blue glass eyes with applied top lashes, painted eyebrows and lower lashes, open mouth with four inset top teeth, light brown curly wig, fully jointed composition body, white cotton and lace undergarments, faded brown velveteen and black silk trim dress, white socks, and black shoes, accompanied by a silk hat, a small velvet flower arrangement, a pair of white gloves, a silk parasol, and a small leather purse, ht. 36 in.

Provenance: From the Estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $500-800

Possible hairline along mold line on right side of doll's face, could also just be soiling settling onto raised area. No repairs or cracks visible from inside of head. Numerous paint chips scattered across top half of head to front and back. Some minor losses to body around neck socket. Repairs and cracks to fingers and wrists.

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Doll, Large Kestner Bisque Socket Head, Germany, Jeanne Hedberg