K & R Dolly Face, 66 cm., 26" tall, no mold number, jointed composition body, bisque socket head,
W on forehead, mohair wig, blue sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, open mouth
with teeth, pierced ears. Marked K star R, 66 (dolls size in cm.)
The Kämmer & Reinhardt doll company was
formed in 1886 in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany by Ernst
Kämmer and Franz Reinhardt.
Early K & R dolls were made of wax.
K & R bisque doll heads and bodies were designed by them, but most heads were manufactured by Simon
& Halbig which is why heads bear both marks.
They also purchased heads from KlingandSchuetzmeister & Quendt.
From 1886 to
1909 K & R made only dolly faced dolls with a bisque head on a
composition ball jointed or kid body, many with an open mouth and
teeth. After 1909 they made many types of dolls; bisque,
composition or celluloid heads and even cloth costume dolls with wired bodies dressed
in various professions.
K & R supplied some
bisque heads used to make Emile Berliner's gramophone talking dolls in
1890-1894. In 1902
K & R purchased the
Heinrich Handwerck doll
company and about 1920 they acquired the Simon
& Halbig company as well.
K & R is probably best known for
character baby and child dolls.
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Antique Kämmer & Reinhardt - K & R
Items shown below are for reference
Kammer & Reinhardt Character Child Doll, 22" tall, bisque
socket head, composition ball jointed body, glass eyes, feathered brows,
painted upper and lower eyelashes, open mouth, closed pouty mouth.
Shown at right is Kammer & Reinhardt's
Character Child doll
face, doll mold 115, she's 22" tall.
This K & R bisque head doll mold 115 was also
copied by American doll makers;
Effanbee for their 1912 Billy Boy composition doll head,
Horsman who made a 1915 Boy
doll also a composition head and is also similar to German doll maker;Käthe Kruse's 1912 Fiammingo head mold.
K & R Character Child doll mold 115, 22"
1901+ Character Child Doll, Mein
Liebling (German for: "My Darling"), 12-32" tall, bisque
socket head, composition ball jointed body, glass eyes,
feathered brows, painted upper and lower eyelashes, open
mouth or closed mouth.
Mein Liebling doll mold
K * R, 117A has a open mouth (OM).
Shown on right; closed mouth Mein Liebling, bisque doll head is marked
doll mold K * R, 117 (CM).
Doll mold K * R 117N Mein Liebling
doll - some have flirty, tremble eyes.
1901+ K & R Mein Liebling doll mold 117,
1909+ Character Doll, Kämmer & Reinhardt Baby doll, BauzBaby or Kaiser
Baby, 11-20" tall, bisque socket head,
composition jointed bent limb baby body, molded
painted hair, painted eyes, open/closed mouth. The 100 doll mold, Kaiser
Baby dolls also came with glass eyes and were distributed in the United States
by both George Borgfeldt and
Strobel & Wilken.
Doll, 11-24" tall, bisque socket or shoulder head,
composition jointed body or kid, or bent limb baby body, molded
and/or painted hair or wigged, painted or sleep eyes, open, closed
or open/closed mouth.
Doll shown above and at left;
K & R Character
Baby Boy doll mold 127, 11" tall, bisque socket head, composition
jointed bent limb baby body, painted molded hair, glass sleep eyes, feathered
painted eyebrows, painted lashes, open mouth.
Child Doll, 5-28" tall, bisque
head on a ball jointed composition and wood body, feathered painted
brows, glass sleep eyes or painted eyes with painted lashes,
open or closed mouth,
wigged, some may have pierced ears.
Doll mark KR,
doll mold K & R + 191, 192, 191G, 192G, 290,
K & R Child doll mold 403, 20"
ca. 1928-1932 Baby Puz doll, 19-30" tall, biscaloid head, lightly molded
painted hair, flirty sleep eyes, open mouth with tongue, jointed composition baby bent
limb body. Doll marked Germany.
1928+ K & R Baby Puz doll, 19"
ca. 1928+ Rosi doll, 25", biscaloid
head, glassene eyes, closed mouth, wigged, composition jointed
body. Doll mark Rosi Germany +
her size number in centimeters.
courtesy of Luminaire.iceplains.
ca. 1928+ K & R Rosi, Germany,
58 cm. or 23" tall
Kammer & Reinhardt
Identifying Doll Mold
Note: some dolls have the K star R marking, but
no mold number, if your doll has a number
marking on her
lower neck rim between 50 - 99, it is her size in centimeters, rather than a mold
Other registered trademark doll names used by Kammer &
Reinhardt are; Aviator dolls,
1931 Bébé Camerose
sold only in Paris, France, Charakter Puppe
doll (Character Doll),
Carl doll mold 107, Der Schelm doll (The Rascal doll, Der Unart doll (Naughty One), Dis
Kokette doll (the Coquette doll), Elsa doll and Walter doll mold 102, Elise doll
mold 109, Hans doll and
Gretchen doll mold 114, Majestic doll, Mein Kleines doll (My Little Ones doll),
My Darling doll, My Playmate doll, The Flirt doll of the Royal
Line, Marie doll and Peter doll mold 101, Max doll mold 123, Moritz doll
mold 124, Favorite doll mold 155 was distributed by FAO Schwartz in