The red ribbon tied on her appears original to her. Her original stringing was broken when I received her and she was restrung like the original stringing to hold her wings in place so they move. I was told her rare angel body was used as a Christmas Store Display. The base or stand is black painted wood, unmarked with her original wire that is bent so it slips into the stringing holes of her wings to hold her upright or can push rod farther into hole for more of a flying position, not sure which position is correct.
The metal wire has to be carefully inserted so as to not chip the compostion body which looks wonderful! Her arms are beautifully sculpted to hold the sceptre or staff in right hand and the other is bent with character! Her lower body has chubby sculpted legs with nice detail to her knees, buttocks, and feet. She has light crazing in a few spots.
I tried to list all flaws which are few considering her age and delicate nature. This is not just a rare 9 closed mouth early Kestner Museum quality. I can take more photos if needed, I lighted her head and see no damage or repair to her, guaranteed to have no cracks or repairs. She comes from a non smoking home, no smells. She comes with her stand and sceptre.
Please ask any questions you may have. The item "Rare 9 Kestner Bisque Angel Doll Closed Mouth Antique Store Display Christmas" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "renoradtke" and is located in Shiocton, Wisconsin.
This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.