Who is she?
This doll was found in an old suitcase along with a child's silk stocking, an old child's apron and a christening gown w/bonnet among other antiques.
This doll is 18" and, I believe, Composition.
None of the doll is stuffed or leather. Her head looks more 'bisque', her appendages are wooden ball jointed. She has movable blue eyes with upper lashes. Brows, nostrils are painted on. Her mouth is open and she has 'teeth' which hang from the back; wooden possibly.
Her face is lovely. She has an open head on top and her brunette wig is glued on. Her fingers are separated and her index fingers on both hands are raised, slightly, above the other fingers. She has toes and the lines between the toes and toe nails are painted on.
On the back of her head it reads BES(T)--(D) below that it looks like a M then some spaces and 002 (?).
She seems to be of original excellent quality however age is showing it's signs. She has a blue dress on however I have no idea if it is an original.
I have searched the Bester Doll Manufacturing Company, German dolls, French dolls, American Dolls, Compo, wooden, bisque...for hours and hours and cannot come up with the answer for my question: Who is she?
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