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14 inch Harald 16 inch Inge Wagner and Zetzsche Art Doll 1916 Original Haralit Composition
A rarely found pair, 14 inch Harald, and 16 inch Inge, art dolls made by Wagner and Zetzsche, Germany in 1916. The portraits were modeled and named after the children of Richard Zetzsche. The heads are made of Haralit, a celluloid composition material patented by the company, for the purpose of making these art doll heads. The swivel heads with molded hair have hand painted features showing some flaking to the eyes and mouths, and fading to the complexion's. The girl, Inge, has a coronet of braids with painted blue bow, and original German dirndl costume. The boy, Harald, wears his original braid decorated jacket and knee pants. The bodies are firmly stuffed cloth with jointing at the hip and knee. The arms and hands are ball jointed composition. The heads are marked 4 Inge W Z and 3 Harald W Z.
A sweet pair of art doll German children, all original, and made in a material that was exclusive to these dolls.