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