Posted 2 years ago
I believe this is a Kestner "dolly face" head, marked "Made in Germany 196." The eyes do close, it looks like the eyebrows were at one time fur or feather, not sure. There are four teeth showing in an open mouth.
The body seems to be different - Heinrich Handwerck Germany is the marking on the body. Also, not sure if this is typical, but the bottom half of the leg is a different color than the upper half. It's 18 niches in total.
Wondering the value. I know a book said that if the Kestner doll was whole it'd be worth $1250 (I'm sure that's really high, especially for the market, etc.) but this is not a full Kestner doll. Thoughts?