Kammer & Reinhardt brought to life the darling “Gretchen” doll, one of the most highly-desirable character children doll that came out of the German antique doll market. Gretchen is easily spotted, with her closed mouth in a pouting expression, and most often painted eyes, all upon a highly-detailed and expressive face. The K&R 214 is the shoulderhead version of the sweet Gretchen 114 mold (called Peter when it is the male version), with painted blue eyes, and a sweet closed mouth, standing at 22” tall on a kidskin body, with jointed wood and composition arms. She is adorned in a cute cream costume, and has a blond mohair wig atop her head. She’s a real beauty, and is an instant classic within any doll collection, and is bound to elevate your cabinet assortment of dollies a whole class higher. Do not hesitate to snatch up this desirable angel, as Gretchen dolls don’t last long when up for sale!
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She stands at 22” tall, with a bisque shoulder head, with painted blue eyes, pale airbrushed brows, a closed mouth, and blushed features, with a kidskin body with pin-jointed thighs and knees, and wood and composition arms. She wears a bright blond mohair wig in a short, curly style.
She wears an antique, period appropriate beige cotton dress with blue accent edging and dropped waist belt, and cream knit beret, with an antique white cotton full slip, pantaloons, socks, and wonderful antique style beige leather shoes.
MARKS: 214 K&R [back of plate, incised]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. There are a few sparse pepper spots and rubs to the face (nose and cheeks). The kidskin body is great, with a nice color, and no patchwork repair; only some minor age wear that is to be expected. The arm assembly is like that of a composition doll body with composition hands and upper arms, and wooden balls and forearms. The same goes for the arms, which are nicely strung, and have good original finish and varnish; hands are great. The costume is good, with only some minor and expected wear.
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“Gretchen” Kammer & Reinhardt 214 Antique Shoulderhead Doll on Kid Body 22"