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Franz Kiesewetter ca. 1912 Girl doll mold 502, is 15"


Franz Kiesewetter ca. 1912 Laughing Girl doll mold 502, 15" tall, biscaloid head with sleep eyes, brush upper lashes, painted upper and lower eyelashes, open smiling mouth with teeth, wigged, composition jointed toddler body. 


She has a replaced modern wig, clothing seems appropriate, but possibly not original.  Doll marked 502 Germany as shown on right.

Hermann and Franz Kiesewetter of Germany, it is unclear if there was a relationship between Franz and Hermann, are they brothers or is Hermann a son of Franz?  Possibly, but we don't have any conclusive information. 


Both men were active in the doll industry in Neustadt near Coburg, Germany; from 1912 to 1914.  Franz was a sculptor and Hermann registered his only doll mold 525 in 1926.


Franz Kiesewetter Doll Molds

501 502 503 504 505
507 509 510 511 513
514 515 516 517 -


Franz Kiesewetter doll mark 502


Offsite link;  1912 Kiesewetter, Biscaloid laughing girl doll mold 502, 17" tall, sold by Morphy Auctions June 4, 2013


Additional Kiesewetter Family Doll or Toy Makers

Alwin Kiesewetter was a factory owner and exporter of dolls and toys in Coburg, Germany from 1907 to 1925

Anton Kiesewetter is listed as a doll factory owner in Neustadt near Coburg, Germany 1884 to 1918

Vve. Anton Kiesewetter, Anton's widow continued his doll factory from 1918 until 1925+

Georg Bernhard Kiesewetter is listed as a doll maker in Sonneberg, Germany from 1895 to 1906

Max Kiesewetter founded the Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik in Steinbach near Sonneberg, Germany 1900 to 1937+


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