GERMAN CHARACTERS III

 

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Diminutive 12″ ( 31 cm ) bisque head boy by Simon & Halbig ( made for Dressel ) incised  ” 1498 4 “ with molded and painted hair, inset stationary blue glass eyes, open/closed mouth, with upper and lower painted lashes and multi-stroke brows. He is mounted to a good quality German fully articulated pink wood and composition body with original finish and is dressed in white linen trousers and a cranberry and white crocheted sweater with a ” wintry ” design, as well as antique black leather shoes. The 1498 by S&H is the exact same mold as the much beloved ” 1488 ” although the ” 1488 ” has a cut head with a wig and the ” 1498 ” molded hair mandating that it be represented as a boy. a rare little doll and seldom found in this tiny size. US$ 950.

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The largest known size ( 19 1/2″, 50 cm ) of the first in the long and popular series of the Kammer and Reinhardt character dolls and known to collectors as the ” Kaiser baby “. He is incised in back of the head ” K&*R 100 50 “ and has well modeled and painted hair and facial features with blue eyes, and open/closed mouth. The body is the original pink composition five piece bent limb baby body with original finish ( some paint wear and    ” scrubbed ” areas ) in overall good condition. The clothing is antique white cotton and lace with well-coordinated bonnet, underclothes and socks. A classic doll at a a very reasonable US$ SOLD