This pair of very interesting cloth dolls are something of a mystery. I have never seen anything quite like them. They have painted stockinette faces and hard stuffed bodies. They wear elaborately detailed folk costumes of quality fabrics with hand embroidery. The boy is 14" tall and the girl 11". They would make a unique addition to a cloth doll collection.
The boy has a paper tag that says Rauch and something indecipherable underneath it. I found two references to Rauch - a German dollmaker in the 1920s and a contemporary teddy bear artist. Clearly further research about the origin of this couple is needed. I leave that to their next owner. Aren't mystery dolls fun!!
Antique dolls of high quality at fair prices backed by expertise and professionalism, sold with love
Lynette will be heading to Italy and Germany on a sight seeing and buying trip in May!