Fantastic and truly RARE to find~
6.25" A.W. Fr. Kister china shoulder head on an articulated peg-wooden body with china hands ( one closed with circular grip opening and the other open-handed) and china legs with painted heeled slippers. Circa 1840s. Very early hairstyle behind the ears with long curls behind. Generally in excellent condition, although there is an old, old hairline low on the front shoulder plate that appears to have been caused when the front right peg was inserted. However, according to peer experts in the field, these rare dolls are so difficult to come by, the hairline on the chest barely affects the value although, we have taken it into consideration. Reasonable offers considered.