Kathe Kruse 'Du Mein' sand baby in original box, circa 1930
Lot 140
Kathe Kruse 'Du Mein' sand baby in original box, circa 1930
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 8,828) inc. premium

Lot Details
Kathe Kruse 'Du Mein' sand baby in original box, circa 1930
The finely painted cloth head with open painted brown eyes, slightly down turned mouth, and painted brown hair with wisps to sides, on a stockinette body with belly button and wearing a flannel vest and nappy with pink pin, sewn on label to right foot in yellow letters 'made in Germany', these life size baby dolls where filled with sand to weigh like a real baby, inspired by Kathe Kruse after the birth of her son Max in 1922, and where used in hospitals as training aids for new mothers, (a very fine and clean example, lacks lid to box), 48cm (19in) tall.
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