OVERVIEW: This is an adorable and petite Hilda Baby by Kestner, mold # 245. She has perfect bisque, and her original Kestner body retains the original finish. She is dressed in a nice antique baby gown with long matching under-dress, antique bloomers, antique booties and antique bonnet. Here are the details:
HEAD: Her bisque head is perfect. She has blue sleep eyes that work well and retain the all the original eyelid wax. Her mouth is open with two big upper teeth and a wobble tongue. She has a plaster pate and a blonde human hair wig. She is fully marked: G made in Germany 11 / 245 / J.D.K. Jr / C / Hilda, and down in the neck socket: Ges. Gesch N.1070. Signs of Wear: a small and faint rub. Factory Imperfections: None – flawless.
BODY: Her original Kestner bent-limb baby body is in original condition with no repairs or repainting. Her hands have paint wear, probably from being washed by her little owner, and the remainder of the finish is pristine.
CLOTHES: She wears a sweet antique baby gown with matching under-dress. These are beautifully made with French seams, hand-rolled seams to attach the laces (sometimes in an intricate scalloped pattern) and entredeux insertion. Underneath, she wears antique pantaloons and knee-high knit booties with pink scalloped edges. Finally, she wears a beautiful antique lace bonnet.