London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A fine pair of J.D.Kestner 221 'Googlie' dolls
the girl with blue side-glancing sleeping rounded eyes, closed smiling watermelon mouth, blonde mohair wig and composition jointed body wearing original knitted blue pinafore dress, orange turtle-neck jumper and shoes --15½in. (39.5cm.) high, impressed S. Made in Germany 11. J.D.K. 221 Ges gesch (very slight thinning to wig) and a similar boy with brown eyes and brown mohair wig wearing blue knitted shorts and top --16in. (40.5cm.) high, impressed H. made in Germany 12. J.D.K. 221 Ges gesch (hairline crack between eyes)
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