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Kestner Brother and Sister Twins in Matching Outfits #189-12 SOLD

Status: Sold
Description:
What a fantastic pair of twins, a boy and a girl in all original matching navy blue and white sailor outfits, the girl in a skirt and the boy in short pants by the German firm of Kestner. The outfits on this pair are absolutely wonderful, made from linen, both with pleated balloon style shirts, over which is a navy jacket trimmed in white with a large white collar and large red bow in the front. The girl's skirt is slightly pleated with her original pantaloons edged in lace and the boy with short pants, both of which have white stitching and outlined with white, just like the jackets. The clothing on these two are simply breathtaking, not only in construction, but also in condition. These two must have been packed away for many years, with no staining, or even dust. Each is just about 4 7/8" high and they represent children, a boy and a girl. The boy has short blond hair and the girl has longer blond hair with a curl coming onto her forehead. Heads are bisque shoulderheads, with very delicately painted faces, arms and legs are bisque with cloth bodies. Each has molded high boots with tiny heels and the soles are light brown. Made in Germany by Kestner, c. 1870...these dolls with this type of matching early clothing is extremely rare, even to find them singly, but to find them as a matching pair is truly unbelievable. Front and backs are shown, plus a close-up of their wonderfully painted faces, with delicate little mouths and tiny nose dots and dark blue painted eyes. This is a real find from an early Boston estate. Superb condition. Also pictured with a small asphaltum table which is 1 3/4" high, (table sold separately) for size comparison.


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