Here comes quite a famous antique German character baby doll: “Mein Lieblingsbaby” (~ My Darling Baby), made in 1914 by Kammer & Reinhardt, Simon & Halbig provided the bisque head. The old baby doll is marked on the back of the head as you can see in the photographs.
Baby doll measures 26 cm / 10 inches overall and 20 cm / 8 inches sitting, a very nice small size and very rare!
The bisque head is fine, with some traces of old glue around the rim and a tiny trace (like a pinpoint hole) of the firing process on the right cheek. The eyebrows are feathered, the “W” on the upper forehead means “Wimpern”, eye lashes in German, they are gone completely, only the painted eye lashes remain. Baby has one milk glass tooth, the second one apparently missing (or not yet come forward? :O).
The brown glass sleeping eyes work perfectly well and the lid wax is present.
The mohair wig is very thin by now and best held under a nice baby bonnet.

As you can see the original sitting baby body, made of composition, was cleaned too often and with too wet a cloth – it lost some of the original patina, this sadly sometimes happens when enthusiasts with more passion than knowledge handle fragile cultural objects, and being a trained restorer and conservator myself it gives me the chills…Here is nothing to be done, the only ethical thing is to keep the condition as is and not to try making it better by overpainting or suchlike inexpert ideas.
Luckily, the accentuating lines between the fingers and toes are still present.

Our antique Kammer & Reinhard “Mein Lieblingsbaby“ wears fine cotton diapers, a nice old baby shirt and a crochet bonnet. The celluloid rattle and blue teddy bear will come with the old baby doll.

*Please, do be aware that this listing is for the antique “Mein Lieblingsbaby” doll ONLY, all other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the old K & R doll!

*Please notice: This antique Kammer & Reinhardt doll does not belong in the hands of small children; she may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time. So, this doll is not meant as a toy, but a collector’s item for the hands of adults for display & decoration only!

Handling, shipping, and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!


Handling, shipping, and insurance are included in our prices! Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
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Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

“Mein Lieblingsbaby“ Kammer & Reinhardt mold 126, S & H Germany 1914 made, 10 inches

€375
~ $395

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