A Kämmer & Reinhardt 114 'Gretchen' bisque head character doll

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A Kämmer & Reinhardt 114 'Gretchen' bisque head character doll

Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 2,819) inc. premium
A Kämmer & Reinhardt 114 'Gretchen' bisque head character doll
The pale bisque head with painted brown eyes, having a fine black line to lid and single stroke eyebrows, lovely blonde wig with ringlets and cream silk ribbon, on a fully jointed wood and composition body and wearing her original white cotton dress with lace panels, under clothes, pink socks and slippers, incised K&R 114, 57, (some wig pulls, mainly above her right ear), 57cm (22½in) tall.

Footnotes

  • Registered in 1909 mould 114 is the last doll designed and produced in the first year of this amazing series of dolls. Model 114 named 'Hans' when dressed as a boy and 'Gretchen' when a girl was advertised in Kämmer & Reinhardt's anniversary booklet of 1911 as commissioned by their own modeller to make a new character head. We assume that this is someone other then Professor Lewin-Funcke. This artist used the grandson of Franz Reinhardt as his model and thus produced a most wonderful character doll that must have had a good deal of success judging by the numbers produced prior to WWI.

    This painted eye version with her heavily moulded chin and mouth combined with the delicately painted features create a fine example of 'Gretchen'.
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