Here comes a rare and beautiful old Kathe Kruse doll, a 52 cm / 20 ½ inches tall lovely girl with fabric head (see the vertically running seam in the middle of the back of dolls head). From the history of these dolls (first produced in 1928), the material used (no WWII ersatz – material) and the style, we gather this doll was made in the 1930s. PLEASE; DO READ THE FULL LISTING TEXT BY CLICKING +More; IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION! THANK YOU!
The old Kathe Kruse (KK) girl was restored in the original KK manufactory in the early 1980s (former owner said so) and those restorers rather substitute than try to conserve and keep the original material (it’s just another restoration philosophy – diametrically contrasting to my own aim and aesthetics in restoration, but as professional and far less expensive of course. To be fair: sometimes there is no alternative to substitution!) So, our doll here has ersatz- but still KK original - arms and legs. Under the right foot is the KK stamp, naturally no date stamp is there since the legs stem from the restoration. The head would originally have been movable, but it is fixed in position now. Observe the delicately hand painted features – every old KK doll is a work of art! Beautiful old Kathe Kruse girl brings her shopping bag with her!
Some history: The beautiful head was modelled after the son of Kathe Kruse, Friedebald, and used for all dolls of the “doll VIII” – model, boys and girls alike. The heads of doll VIII were not stuffed with reindeer hair like the rest of the fabric body, they remained hollow.
The slim doll body of our girl doll is original. So is her human hair wig with long blond braids. Her dress and underwear are contemporary, and the shoes are genuine KK shoes, but younger. Please, do look at all the photographs provided very closely and use the zoom function, you see the doll is in very good, restored vintage condition!
*All props featuring in the photographs will NOT come with the doll; this listing is for the clothed KK doll with her shopping bag ONLY!
*Please notice: This vintage Kathe Kruse doll does not belong in the hands of small children; she may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time. So old Kathe Kruse doll is not meant as a toy, but a collector’s item for the hands of adults for display & decoration only!
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Kathe Kruse doll VIII with fabric head, 1930s German Child, 20"
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