An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll
Lot 33
An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll
Sold for £50,000 (US$ 64,695) inc. premium

Lot Details
An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll
An extremely rare Kämmer & Reinhardt 103 bisque head character doll
The finely moulded head with serious expression, painted side glancing brown eyes with dark pupils and reflection dots, painted brown line to upper lid and single stroke eyebrows, with delicately shaded mouth, defined cheek bones and chin, long light brown wig and on a fully jointed wood and composition body, wearing later grey silk dress with lace collar and cuffs, red sash, underclothes, socks, shoes and ermine hat, incised K&R, 103, 58, (the body is not a typical K&R type), 60cm (23½in) tall.

Footnotes

  • See The Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls, volume two by Dorothy S, Elizabeth A and Evelyn J Coleman, page 614, ill. 1383.

    Mould 103 known for her serious expression and side glancing eyes is one of the rarest of the 'Art Doll Series' by K&R, modelled on Professor Lewin-Funcke's daughter Karin, the subtle moulding to the facial features are of the best quality, giving her a rather thoughtful, wistful presence, a truly stunning tribute to the doll makers art of producing such a natural and real looking child in bisque.
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