CLOTH AND LENCI II

 

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Beautiful 20′ ( 51 cm ) Käthe Kruse ” Deutsche Kind ” girl with narrow face and pensive look, molded and painted facial features, and wearing a light brown human hair wig with center part with braids tied on each side of the head. She has a cloth body with one piece arms and hands, a solid torso with legs attached at hips by diagonal joints, however the body on this type of doll is more slender that found on the ” DOLL I “‘s perhaps portraying a slightly more mature child. She wears an original above-the-knee one piece dress with textured white cotton on top and a see-through pink organdy skirt and wide collar. The socks are white ribbed cotton and the shoes white leather. Unfortunately she lacks undergarments, but otherwise, is a very nice doll and ready to display. US$ 1,250.

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11″ ( 28 cm )  to top of pointed hat, whimsical Schuco cloth velvet and felt ” yes-no ” gnome whose head goes up and down as side to side by moving the metal mechanism hidden under the back of the trousers. He has a felt airbrushed face with white mohair beard, velvet trousers and cap, felt jacket and tops of sandals, and black metal glasses frames. In addition he has movable joints at shoulders and hips to allow for extra positioning. He is wonderfully clean with near brilliant color with little to no fading. Pinned to his jacket is a round white paper tag with brass edge reading in old pen script “7181/28” ( perhaps a store inventory number plus the height? ). A cheery fellow not often found. US$ 395.

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Ever popular 19 ” ( 49 cm ) cloth ” Raggedy Ann ” copyright Johnny Gruelle, 1918-1920. Although produced over a period of many years by several companies, this example was made by GEORGENE NOVELTIES and bears a cloth tags sewn to left side of center torso identifying her as such. She has the typical red yarn curly hair, a cloth body with sewn joints at shoulders and hips, with legs from hips to ankles red and white horizontal striped cloth and black satin covered and modeled shoes. The floral print cotton dress and white cotton apron and knickers are also original. Printed on the torso is a red heart with ” I love you ” contained within the borders. The face has printed and painted features with red triangular-shaped outlined nose and black ” shoe-button ” type eyes. Condition is overall very good with some light surface dust due to age and exposure. Probably and early to mid-1940’s production and well-known to the earliest period of the “Baby Boomers”. US$ 350.

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Extremely attractive Martha Chase child in impressive size ( 28”, 71 cm ) with molded and painted oilcloth head and shoulder, forearms, and lower legs of similar construction and decoration, with hard stuffed body with sateen covering, with sewn joints at elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees. The doll is well costumed in all antique clothing consisting of linen, cotton, and wool undergarments, a long pink and white striped wool pleated dress, a gauzy cotton pinafore and well coordinated bonnet which ties under the chin, and antique leather children’s shoes. All the painted surfaces are in excellent original condition but with some old deterioration to the sateen body covering on lower front torso and upper legs. These have some old repairs but are not visible when clothing in place and appear to be holding well with no need for further concern. Other than Chase mannequins and the weighted, so-called “ hospital dolls “ , it is difficult to find the normal early actual dolls in this grand size…………………………………….US$ 695.

 

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