Franz Kiesewetter ca. 1912 Laughing Girl
doll mold 502, 15" tall, biscaloid head with sleep eyes, brush upper
upper and lower eyelashes, open
smiling mouth with teeth, wigged, composition jointed toddler body. She has
a replaced modern wig, clothing seems appropriate, but probably not original.
Doll marked 502 Germany.
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;
Franz was a sculptor from 1912-1914 and Hermann registered his only doll mold
525 in 1926.
Franz Kiesewetter Doll Molds
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Offsite link; 1912 Kiesewetter, Biscaloid laughing girl doll mold 502, 17" tall, sold by
Auctions June 4, 2013
Additional Kiesewetter Family Doll or Toy Makers
Alwin Kiesewetter from 1907 to 1925, was a factory and exporter of dolls
and toys in Coburg, Germany
Anton Kiesewetter is listed as a doll factory in 1884 to 1918 in Neustadt near Coburg, Germany
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 Porzellanfabrik Steinbacher in
Sonneberg, Germany in 1900 to 1937+
- doll mark EstP in a cartouche, doll mold 510
Reference Sources: Dawn
Herlocher book; Doll Makers & Marks page 186 and
Marianne Cieslik book;
German Doll Encyclopedia
1800-1939, page 154-155, 308