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Doll: girl w/braided hair, blue knit dress

Object Name: Doll
Date: 1900-1920
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Medium: Ceramic, composition, textile, leather, glass, hair, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 22 x 11 x 6 in. ( 55.9 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
Place made: Europe, Germany
Description: Doll with bisque swivel head, brown wig with two braids tied at the bottom with pink and blue striped ribbons, brown glass sleeping eyes, open mouth, and tinted face; composition body with ball-and-socket joints and molded fingers, with black leather shoes with laces; white knitted hat with white ribbon around brim and held by metal ornament; blue knitted dress belted at waist with yellow textile sash with metal buckle, blue knitted jacket with white border on sleeves, over white petticoat with lace trim and blue underwear with white lace trim; white socks.
Object Number: INV.10956
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Marks: impressed: on back of neck: "Made/Germany/13618"

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Th attribution of this doll to Kestner is based on an appraisal done in January 1998 by Olivia Bristol for Christie's Appraisals Inc. The inscription is similar to those cited in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Dolls (See Publications).