Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

HANS AND GRETCHEN

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KRThe largest part if the German doll character faces by the Kammer & Reinhardt company where realized by sculptors, and, one of them has been Karl Krausser, reproduced the face of Franz Reinhardt nephew in 1909 and used the name HANS.

The face was used for the feminine model GRETCHEN issued from the same mould. The three first models from the 100 serie that start with new born baby, where created by a German sculptor from Berlin.

Most of them are androgyne models as it was usual for the classic ceries.

In the auction of Theriauly’s these dolls has a top price – a 23” model 103 of K&R character girl was sold for $145,600 (pre-sale estimate 80000-120,000 USD).

Ernst Kammer and Franz Reinhardt founded the Kammer and Reinhardt doll company in 1886 in Waltershausen, Germany.

19 Responses to “HANS AND GRETCHEN”

  1. Anna says:

    I like the baby doll,especially the long haired one.

  2. throw rug says:

    What a original blog you have!
    i love it!

  3. Dog name says:

    That’s a crazy price for some dolls which don’t even look great!

  4. Score Piano says:

    hahaha, the two kids are funny, although they were dolls

  5. this was an old doll company.

  6. the doll looks sad. indeed this is a collectible items.
    can be sold as memorabilia.

  7. condo finder says:

    These are really good haracter faces by the Kammer & Reinhardt company ……Thave this great thought…

  8. Barang Antik says:

    well, like you , i also have an antique store that sell antique from any kind of category . In my country , doll still not reconsidered as antique , usually wayang sometime will be reconsidered as antique .
    nice to know your site

  9. How innocents faces of these dolls. It seems real faces nice job by the sculptors.

  10. Very beautiful dolls. Too bad they look so sad.

  11. Andrei A. says:

    very good story

  12. hm you have shared a very unique information about these dolls

  13. have two dolls from the makers of Kammer and Reinhardt with a jewish star, does anyone know anything about?

  14. Modero Group says:

    These dolls look a bit weird.

  15. I think in the auction of Theriauly’s these dolls has a top price – a 23” model 103 of K&R character girl was sold for $145,600 (pre-sale estimate 80000-120,000 USD).

  16. sedan sor says:

    Great post. Thanks for an interesting read. I’ve just subscribed to this blog so I’ll be back soon! Cheers

  17. Thanks for your article. The dolls look really pretty and anybody would love to have one in his or her collection, but the price is very high. Anyway, it is an antique after all.

  18. The price is quite expensive..I think it answers the question that we are buying the brand name of that particular doll not the way it looks like.