19 inch Sleeping Traumerchen Kathe Kruse Sand Baby Vinyl and Stockinette Doll c.1940s possibly older and Feels Real.
19 inches tall Kathe Kruse Traumerchen stockinette body with weighted sand to simulate weight of actual baby.
Traumerchen Kathe Kruse sand baby, German, these dolls were inspired by Kathe Kruse after the birth of her son Max in 1922, and were used in hospitals as training aids for new mothers.
This baby is wearing a sweet old baby gown. This doll is circa 1945 possibly earlier and is in excellent condition with beautifully painted features.
There are only the slightest rubs on her hair but otherwise, excellent. No chips or crazing with original paint and finish.
Body is also in generally VERY GOOD condition as you can see in the photographs.
When you hold this baby, it's so amazing to feel how real it seems when in your arms.
This is a lovely and rare Kathe Kruse model.