Rare Antique Closed Mouth Cm German Kestner Doll ~ Early Pouty, Nr For SaleNote: Shipping costs include full insurance. My shipping costs are close to actual (estimated)and I refund any difference over 2.00!
This is super antique German early Kestner closed mouth socket head doll. Only marked with thesize number "15" at the top of her head as many of the early ones were. She is a large 24" doll and has bisque coloring that is exceptional. Very finely painted eyelashes surround her original blown glass brown sleep eyes. Wonderfully modeled closed mouth with a pouty look to it. Even the modeling of her ears is wonderful. Kestner certainly knew how to mold those early dolls to have the look! Head has no damage, hairlinesor repairs. There is a very tiny black line on her nose that I am unsure what it is, see pics, will attempt to remove tomorrow.
Her body is heavy and very sturdy, but does have repaint and finish wear spots. Wonderful early body styling. She is wearing a sweet little antique velvet and lace dress and has a human hair antique wig. No shoes and socks.
She is just a wonderful doll and will add grace to any collection. Offered with , so have fun offerding on her!
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Shipping costs are figured on actual weight and an approximate guess as to what the insurance will be. If I am over 2.00 of the actual shipping cost, I will refund the difference. I normally offer both priority and parcel post shipping.
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My general layaway terms:
Please contact me if you would like to arrange layaway before the sale ends. I am quite flexible in my terms, so let me knowifyou need something other than what is mentioned here. I require 25% down within 1 week of end of sale. This amount is non-refundable if buyer does not follow through on making their payments as planned and no longer wants the doll. 3 equal payments are then due, 1 each 30 days for balance of purchase. If for some reason, you need to delay a payment, please let me know ~ this is generally not a problem, however I do not want to extend layaway's to longer than 3 months unless prior arrangements have been made.
I thank each and every buyer I have dealt with in the last 15 years. You have made my experience positive and I appreciate all of you and hope to have further transactions with you.
I acceptPaypal Per Rules. If you would prefer a different method of payment, please contact me.Short Term Layaway is available for pricier items, please ask about before sale ends. Layaway details above or are on my "ME" page.Payment MUST reachme within7 business days of sale.Returns will be accepted only if itemis grossly misrepresented, remember ~ most of my items are antique so you should expect some wear that does not affectthe item'svalue unless noted in my description. Any returns are less shipping charges to/from. Thank you!
. On Jul-24-13 at 15:23:48 PDT, seller added the following information:
A few of you have asked if I have black lit the head. Yes, I have and there is no dam or restoration to report. I also had her checked by a professional doll restorer as there were two raised vertical lines inside the head. She verified for me that these lines werea mold flawand is not damage or restoration.Sorry I forgot to mention that before I got the questions. I also did wipe off the tiny little black spot that was on her nose. Beautiful bisque! Regards, Vicki
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