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Perky Kestner All Bisque Toddler

$1675.  ON HOLD
A baby turning into a child...that's at toddler, and this one is a pure delight at 7 1/2", made by Kestner and looking so much like a 178 mold.  The original, never removed, blond skin wig refuses to be removed without damaging it, but somewhere under there is that mold number or something similar!  This one, dressed as a girl, has blue glass sleep eyes, an open/closed mouth with two molded bottom teeth, and that dreamy, pale Kestner complexion.
The head swivels on a chubby bisque torso with equally chubby bisque arms and legs, having lifelike molding and indentations.  The right arm curves in while the left is out straight, opposite to how Kestner fashioned its composition baby bodies.  Not original, but oh, so sweet is her antique plaid sundress and pink bloomers, only to be outdone by her flower adorned straw hat with upturned brim.  Antique oilcloth shoes cover her rare, bare feet.

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Simon Halbig Mignonette

$3,100.
The friendly face of a Simon Halbig mignonette like this one (6 1/2"), slightly sets her apart from her French all bisque sisters, however her very French-like long, slender body puts her right back on the shelf with them!  The detailed molding of her eyelids, soft decoration, closed, smiling lips and softly blushed pale bisque are made even more special by her brown glass eyes that sleep.
She has her original, long blond and curly mohair wig, a swivel neck and her body is jointed at the shoulders and hips.  Her graceful, molded fingers are coupled with her white stockings with blue painted, molded two-strap shoes to make her quite a rare all bisque.  There are even tiny molded bows on her shoes.  Her lace dress of antique materials looks quite old and appropriate to her era of the early 1880's.

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Feisty All Bisque Googly

$475.
What is this little all bisque googly toddler up to, to inspire that mischievous, surprised expression?  At 5", he has side-glancing, painted blue eyes, an open/closed smiling mouth, rosy rounded cheeks, prominent ears and molded blond hair.
Most likely a Heubach creation, he wears a velvet, two piece outfit of vintage green velveteen that has antique lace trim and velveteen black slippers cover his rare, bare feet. His head and torso are one piece, and he is jointed at the shoulders and hips with outstretched starburst posed hands.

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Gebruder Kuhnlenz

71/2"
Mignonette

 SOLD
Having the same long, slim limbs and torso of a French mignonette, this German all bisque by Gebruder Kuhnlenz was definitely made for the French market of the early 1880's.  She has brown glass eyes, a closed mouth, pale bisque, lush painted lashes, and her original, long blond mohair wig.
In addition to her swivel neck, her bisque body is jointed at the shoulders and hips, she has nicely detailed fingers, knee-length white molded stockings and two-strap, heeled brown molded shoes.  While her dress and hat are not antique, but made with antique materials, they suit her beautifully and she even has a bonus accessory...a rabbit fur covered muff on a rope!

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Early Kestner Barefoot All Bisque

$2,650.
No need for an introduction here...so happy to be offering this 7", early Kestner with pouty face and bare feet for your all bisque cabinet.  She has brown glass sleep eyes, a closed mouth and blushed, puffed cheeks, super pale bisque throughout, original mohair wig and plaster pate with partially original ribbon still attached to the top of her head. 
  Her head swivels on a chunky, toddler like bisque body that has the typical Kestner, detailed molding, cupped hands and bare feet, jointed at the shoulders and hips. Right thumb is reglued. Her party dress of willow green silk and soft lace trim is original to her, with the antique pantaloons being added and her newer, heeled leather slippers provided to protect her feet! 

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Early Kestner Child

4 1/2"
Molded Black Bootines

$995.  ON HOLD
With all the beloved Kestner all bisque attributes, rounded face, brown glass sleep eyes, pouty little closed mouth, chubby body with clenched fits and molded black high bootines, this girl is just waiting to join an all bisque family somewhere.  She has a swivel neck and is jointed at the shoulders and hips, and she wears a white cotton frock with lace trim and antique lace bonnet.  Her pantaloons match very well, however they are vintage.  Her only flaw is a minute shaving of bisque missing at the corner of the right eye, so she is specially priced!

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Orsini Character

5 "
Vivi

$1450.
  One of three Orsini all bisque sisters, here we have "Vivi", with her laughing eyes, wide smile and molded teeth and tongue.  She has blue glass sleep eyes, and typical body jointed at the shoulders and hips, with one arm bent and index finger casually pointing, plus her feet are molded Mary Jane shoes.  She has her original brunette, human hair bobbed wig and the back of her body is incised  10@1919/41.  Her original pink net and silk ribbon costume has never been off and the netting has some areas of fragility, but not noticeable as her magical fairy-like presence will grab your attention.

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All Bisque Tynie Baby

8 1/4"
By Horseman

$1750.
Look at this robust infant named Tynie Baby by Horseman in the 1920's who brings joy with every pose!  A bisque swivel head with blue glass sleep eyes and closed mouth, being the molded hair variety.  Chubby and molded bisque torso and limbs, jointed at the shoulders and hips, with playful, lifelike details throughout.
Covering all that adorable baby fat is a onesey t-shirt as underclothing and a cool cotton, pink print sun-suit with matching belt.  A pink and white crocheted bonnet secured by tasseled ties makes her as cheerful as a fully blooming  flower!

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Black Bisque Baby Figure

5 1/4" Tall Overall
in Ormolu High Chair

$675.
An exotic, ethnic 3" bisque baby of fine workmanship by Kestner or Hertwig, as an immobile figure seated and secured into an opulent ormolu high chair with a tray that multi-tasks as a pin cushion.  The detail and painting of the face with blue painted eyes and cadmium red lips is quite intricate, not to mention the molded white bonnet and molded, thigh-length, one-piece infant garment.  Casually posed legs hide under the tray while the arms are in fully outstretched,  mealtime pose. (Some factory rough spots on the fingers.)

  

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