Representing one of the best, most notable of the earliest character dolls, the Kammer & Reinhardt 100, or "Kaiser" baby, is a real gem to have in the collection. It is said that this baby was modeled after the likeness of Wilhelm II, Kaiser (or emperor) of Germany, who lived from 1859-1941. This K&R model 100 is one of the earliest -- purportedly the second -- character doll put out on the market, and is the first character baby made by K&R! It is an exquisite example of the realism and uniqueness that these lifelike dolls sought to replicate. Deep wrinkles, uncommon expressions both lend themselves to making a face that carries real personality, to make it stand out from the other dolls in the collection. This is one doll that, at his petite size of 11", you cannot turn down, and he's bound to fit in that little space in your cabinet. He's even available on a layaway, so you can take your time to pay!
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He has a lovely bisque dome head, with a 8” circumference, and a wonderfully modeled expression, lending itself to a lovely character face, unique to the Kaiser baby, with realistic wrinkles. He has paint-stroke brown hair, painted blue eyes, tapered brown brows, and an open-closed mouth. He stands at 11” on his five-piece baby body, but would prefer to sit- or lay in a crib!
He wears vintage blue and white polka-dotted cotton overalls, with a pocket on the right leg, and white piping around the waist, pocket, bib, and straps. Underneath, he wears a white knit onesie. On his head, he wears a white knit bonnet with pink ties, and a blue and pink ribbon tied in a bow-tie at his neck.
Marks: 23 / K [Star] R / 100
Condition: Excellent. The bisque head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The modeling is sweet and crisp, with a great expression that can only be found amongst the Kaiser babies. The paint is smooth and excellent, with no pesky chips or rubs to detract. The body is great too, with the gorgeous all-original finish, and tight stringing. There is some slight age wear here and there, mainly at the joints, and his fingertips are slightly worn down. Overall, a wonderful Kaiser baby!
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Charming 11” Kammer & Reinhardt 100 “Kaiser” Baby