A Kämmer & Reinhardt 117A bisque head character doll

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A Kämmer & Reinhardt 117A bisque head character doll

Sold for £ 1,500 (US$ 1,879) inc. premium
A Kämmer & Reinhardt 117A bisque head character doll
With weighted brown glass eyes, painted lower lashes and feathered eyebrows, two pink dots for nostrils and closed mouth, short brown wig and on a fully jointed wood and composition body, wearing a white cotton and lace dress, underclothes, striped socks and leather lace-up shoes, incised K&R, Simon & Halbig, 117/A, 53, 53cm (21in) tall.

Footnotes

  • Mould 117 registered in 1911 has perhaps the most appealing expression produced by K&R. Advertised as 'Mein Leibling' (My Darling) an advertising name first registered in 1902, this doll had worldwide appeal. Incised as 117, 117A, 117N in closed and open mouth versions, celluloid and even in rubber (mould 817) this model must rank amongst the greatest and most popular of all character dolls, whichever the version or year of manufacture, quality was obviously never in dispute.

    This finely moulded and well painted example gives the appearance of a young girl with a slightly inquisitive look.
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