Kammer & Reinhardt brought to life the darling “Marie” doll, one of the most highly desirable character child dolls that came out of the German antique doll market. Gretchen is easily spotted, with her closed pouty mouth and painted eyes, giving her an almost sad expression that just makes you want to pick her up and give her a hug. This K&R 101 Marie is all-original, adorned in her original blue frock and blond mohair wig. 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 Marie dolls don’t last long when up for sale!
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She has a bisque socket head, with painted blue eyes, no eyelashes, short tapered brown brows, and a closed pouty mouth. She stands at 18” tall on her original fully-jointed stamped Handwerck wood and composition body, and wears her original blond mohair wig, styled in loose curls.
She wears her original sheer blue organdy dress, decorated with white windowpane-pattern stitching, a white silk placket all the way down dotted with pale blue French knots, with a white lace skirt, and white lace trim along the placket, collar, and sleeves. On her head is a matching headband-style bonnet, in the same windowpaned organdy, trimmed with white lace around the edge and along the band, with a white silk bow. Underneath, she wears a vintage white cotton full slip, with tucks and lace trim, and a pair of vintage white cotton pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are her original white net socks and white leather shoes.
MARKS: K star R / 101 [incised, back of head]
1 / Heinrich Handwerck / Germany [stamped, back of torso, slightly worn]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. The original stamped body retains much of its original shiny finish, with minor and expected age wear, mainly at the joints and fingertips, and some surface crazing of the paint. The costume is good, with only some minor and expected wear.
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Adorable 18” Kammer & Reinhardt All Factory Original 101 “Marie”