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An extremely rare and unique Kämmer & Reinhardt 108 bisque head character doll
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An extremely rare and unique Kämmer & Reinhardt 108 bisque head character doll\nThe well moulded pale bisque head with finely painted blue/grey eyes with darker outer line to iris and red inner corner dot, white dot for reflection and painted upper eye-lid, single stroke brown eyebrows and closed slightly smiling mouth with shaded lips, two small red dots for nostrils and pierced ears, having auburn wig in two plaits with white ribbons, the eight ball jointed wood and composition body with swivel wrists and voice-box, wearing a white pin-tucked and broderie-anglaise cotton dress with lace cuffs, and with pale blue ribbon detail and sash, white cotton petticoat, bloomers and straw bonnet, incised K&R, 108, (kiln speck under right jaw with some discolouration to surrounding area, shading under chin, crack to one thigh, neck of body with some cracks/dents, toes scuffed), 64cm (25¼in) tall.
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See Sotheby's 'Important Dolls and Toys' auction, 8th February 1994, lot 133.

Since the sale of this doll at auction in 1994 no other example has been found. It is therefore possible that this doll was an experimental mould. This doll is undoubtedly modelled from the same child as moulds 103 and 109, however she has a more adult expression, with heavier moulding, full upper lip and her unique pierced ears all creating a striking portrait of a young lady.


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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