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Precious Cabinet Size German Toddler Kestner Hilda 237

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Bisque: German: Pre 1920: Item # 1274756

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Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk
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Riverside, California 92501

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Your heart will throb when you select this blue-eyed, rare, toddler version of Hilda to round out your comprehensive collection of antique dolls. She is the perfect 13 inches tall and will fit nicely into your cabinet. Add a little toy or pet, and she’ll come to life, it seems!

HEAD: Not only is she a prime example of artistry in her making such as J. D. Kestner is known for, she is just now turning 100 years old, (dated 1014) and is still in fantastic condition with no damage or repairs found on her bisque.

Her delicately applied lashes and brows are perfection and two pearly white glass teeth show between her open parted lips. She has a plaster pate, a thinning, medium-brown, mohair baby wig, and is marked as mold 237. Please see the photo of her markings including her name of “Hilda”. Her sleep eyes had fallen out and were professionally reset by Doll Dr. Jan (me) and still work perfectly, as does her replacement, tremble tongue.

BODY: Her adorable little, pudgy, toddler body has fat rolls at the thighs, chunky calves, and ball joints at shoulders, elbows and knees and is stamped “Germany” on the back. This allows for variable posing, not found in baby bodies. It is in amazing condition, with some crazing to the right upper arm, and a little wear from lovin’ on her hands. One look at her feet makes you just want to tickle them! Nice rosy blush and accent lines are still visible.

CLOTHING: She is costumed in darling period design of white batiste having insertion and edge laces that matches on dress, slip and bonnet.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to request additional photos.

All items seen in photos besides the doll and her clothing are not included in the purchase price.

Free shipping on full priced domestic orders. International buyers welcome. Please contact me concerning layaway.