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All Bisque "Wrestler" 

9 1/4"
With Genuine 102 Mark 


The name assigned to this famous, muscular German all bisque suits her perfectly, the so called “Wrestler”, although the term is used broadly to describe many dolls similar to her. She has the undiputable “102” mark incised on the back of her head, the chubby Kestner looking face with mouth open to reveal two sqaure teeth on top and one at the bottom. Whether she was made by Kestner has been questioned, even though she does have many Kestner qualities, except for her pierced ears that were not found on Kestner's dolls. Moving on from her swivel neck to her chunky body and human like ripples and dimples, we find the same muscular detail in her curvy arms and legs.

One arm is always bent more than the other and she comes with various molded boot colors, this one having the yellow painted, multi-strap bootines.  There are other faces you find this body on with other marks like 120 and 132, but this is the most well known doll that we call the Wrestler, There is a tiny chip at the top of her right thigh and her two front teeth have been restored.  As for clothing, she wears and an endearing, antique, youthful dress of cotton and lace, an equally frilly cotton and lace bonnet, and an antique slip and pantaloons. Her original, blond mohair wig has the short bangs with the rest of the hair pulled back with a hair ribbon and she wears drop earrings, like she wore when she left the factory. Small but then again mighty, at 9 1/4” tall! 

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Mignonette with Extra Personality

There is something extra ordinary about this 6", ginger-haired all bisque girl with her slim, mignonette torso and limbs, pale, early bisque, dark blue glass eyes and closed smiling lips.  She is most probably from a German maker like Gebruder Kuhnlenz for the French market, as she could easily stand next to her BTE friends and add some spice and personality to the setting.  Could it be her long, red mohair wig of curls?
In addition to having a swivel neck, add having her elongated, slim limbs jointed at the shoulders and hips, she has molded two strap black shoes and a rare, pumpkin stocking color with to contribute to her perkiness.  At the front of her torso at the neck rim, there is a minute shaving of bisque that is not distracting but must be mentioned.  For clothing, she wears an antique frock of fine white cotton with lace inlay and antique cotton pantaloons underneath.

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Bonnie Babe of the All Bisque Variety

The doll that makes you smile, Bonnie Babe in the all bisque form, also helps you display with ease due to the 5 1/2" size on this popular German character from the Georgene Averill company.  This one is dressed as a boy in his antique, powder blue wool ensemble with matching cap.
All the joyful elements are there, the blue glass sleep eyes, open/closed, chuckling mouth, chubby baby cheeks with flushed coloring, darling ears and a solid dome head with lots of molded, dark blond, wispy curls.  His cheeks have white rub marks from being so fun to play with through the years!  He has molded blue shoes with white socks, a swivel neck and his toddler body is jointed at the shoulders and hips.  The bisque that encircles his head socket is meant to have curved edges, however the surface of the rim is rough on one side.

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Early Kestner Barefoot All Bisque

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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Orsini Character

5 "

  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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Black Bisque Baby Figure

5 1/4" Tall Overall
in Ormolu High Chair

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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Feisty All Bisque Googly

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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