Sweet and Small - Early 14" cloth Kathe Kruse doll ca 1930's.
I believe this one is referred to as "Doll X". She has painted features including short dark brown hair in the back (just a little bit of paint loss there as shown). The hair paint turns into a lovely golden blond color in front with wispy bangs above her sweet little face. She has single stroke brows, enchanting blue-gray eyes with big black pupils and gorgeous eyelid shading that enhances her eyes. There are red accented nostrils, a closed mouth with red lips and rosy cheeks. This doll has been stored in the original box for years and the box has fallen apart. However, the doll has not fallen apart. The paint is all original and not a single touch up. It has become crazed as shown. The body has age staining but is very sturdy and doesn't have a single hole, rip, or signs of wear.
She is assembled with a single seam line that starts a the top of the head and runs to the base of the neck, another single seam line starts from the top of one ear and runs across the head to the top of the other ear, this seam is harder to see due to the paint. The jointed neck fits perfectly into the original stuffed body. The arms are factory sewn on where they hang to the sides a heavier material covers over the attachment points and around the front in what could be called a shoulder plate.
The hands have the frog shape and have stitching to indicate fingers. There is a single seam line down the back of the body that ends at the crotch, there is no seam line on the front. The legs are disc jointed, and the toes are also nicely stitched. The bottom of both of her feet have some markings in pencil (I believe say Kathe Kruse) but not certain. The right foot has the number 4797 stamped in red ink. The body has staining as shown but otherwise in excellent condition without any rips or wear. The pictures magnify the staining and crazing.
She is dressed in a toddler girl costume including a pretty depression era blue flowered dress, with original cotton panties, (some staining) old cotton socks and a wonderful pair of oilcloth saddle oxford red & white shoes, all in very good condition. The pictured box is her original box that she came in. There are too many missing pieces for me to tape it together but I will send it with her if wanted.
Please look at the pictures carefully, I have described this doll and her flaws. I am using a new camera and I am still learning how to get the best quality pictures. The coloring is not spot on, and the flaws stand out and look much too dark in some of the photos. In general I think she looks better in person than the pictures, and is lighter in color. She is free of odors. Please feel free to ask any questions.
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