Here comes a beautiful blond haired very old German vintage Kathe Kruse doll girl, produced between 1947 and 1953 as we can determine by the maker’s mark and the US Zone stamp on the soles of her feet, and also by the material used. This doll was made directly after the second WW and must be one of the very first with a synthetic head, only from 1955 on ALL KK dolls were produced with synthetic heads (before they were made of fabric)! The material of this dolls head is rather shiny and pink, remembering much of Tortulon (a substitute foe celluloid), clearly from a phase where materials were scarcely to come by and experimentally used, but beautiful nonetheless – just with an extra rarity!
Our old Kruse girl comes with her original underwear, a vintage dress and original KK shoes (one shoe cap is trotted down like it happens with some children…) and is in very good played with vintage condition! Our vintage Kathe Kruse girl doll is called “doll IX”, or “The little German Child”, first produced in 1929, later from 1955 on the name changed to “35H”, meaning doll stands 35 cm / 13 ¾ inches tall.
Our old Kathe Kruse doll here has a cloth body, made of nettle fabric and firmly hand stuffed, as they generally are until 1977, after that the Kruse doll bodies are made of tricot fabric and stuffed with pre – formed foam rubber. Dolls legs are jointed; her arms are fully movable, as with all Kruse dolls.
Kruse doll has a fine blond human hair wig. The wig is fixed to the head as is usual with this type of KK dolls.
The features of our light blue-eyed old Kathe Kruse doll girl are delicately hand painted and very pretty! Head is not only movable from left to right, but also a bit askew.
Kathe Kruse dolls are famous for a reason; they are not only the most skillfully handmade dolls I have ever come across, they are of such high quality and natural appearance, that I well remember the moment, many years ago, when I actually held my first original old Kathe Kruse doll in my hands – it was a moving moment! This may seem ridiculous to some people, but…I do adore Kathe Kruse as a woman and an artist, and I read a lot about her and her work. Her products, these unique dolls, hold more than a sentimental value for me; they are genuine works of art, every single one, even until today, even if material and production methods have changed a lot since 1910 when Kathe Kruse came out with her first dolls. Kathe Kruse - for me she was a truly creative soul who made a real, a significant change in our world, not only for children, but for every human being capable of feeling beauty in this world!
*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!
*All props featuring in the photographs will NOT come with the girl doll; this listing is for the clothed KK doll girl in the red shoes and striped dress ONLY!
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Kathe Kruse doll girl, 1947 to 1953, US Zone, 14” Little German Child
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