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    Posted 2 months ago

    Devans
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    Please help me identify this doll. I work for the Missouri Botanical Garden and I'm currently researching this and another ceramic doll for an artifact profile. I'm fairly certain it is a German "flat top" doll, but I am unsure of any other details about it. For the other doll I am researching I am fairly certain that it is a Kestner from various facial features, but for this one I am at a loss. There are features and painting styles that make me believe that it could be from Kling, Hertwig, or Kister. Any help, insights, or recommended resources are appreciated!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Your doll is referred to as a High Brow and sometimes flattop . Dates 1860's. I can't see body if it is original but I do love her ruby red lips. I have collected China's and since most were never marked I never really was concerned with maker unless they are Meissen KPM dolls that increase their value or very elaborate dolls. So while I can't say maker I doubt Kling . She is wonderful . If I had to give opinion I think your doll maybe a Kister :-) by lip painting
    2. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/82050024434200940/

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