Antique Kestner 221 Googly Doll

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Description of Kestner Googly Doll for Sale

Here is an adorable antique googly doll made in Germany by Kestner during the early 1900's.  It is their mold 221 which sets the standard for bisque googly dolls.  She is 17 inches tall which makes her the largest 221 googly that Kestner made.  She has some of the biggest side glancing glass googly eyes seen on any German googly doll. She has been redressed in an appropriate professionally made outfit and vintage shoes. The outfit consists of a dress with attached lace slip over a lace onesie.  The styling of the dress is just what I would expect for a googly doll.  The outfit is topped off with a lace trimmed hat.  She does have her original antique mohair wig.  This googly doll has it's original composition slant hip toddler body.  The Kestner body has it's original finish but does have some repainting / restoration on the hands.  The rest of the body is in it's original condition.  The bisque head has been black lighted and is perfect with it's signature Kestner plaster pate.

Head Mark

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The head is marked as shown : 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks, rubs or repaint.  The composition body has its original finish with no crazing. The clothes and shoes are in good shape with no foxing, stains, rips or repairs. 

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The feet have some chips on the tips of the toes.  (see pictures)  You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition. The right hand has signs of repainting and repairs to the little finger.  There is also some cracking of the paint on the back of the hand.  See pictures in the slide show for details on the hands condition.

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $4,800.00 Shipping & Insurance: $115.00 Dollnum: #346

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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.