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Kley & Hahn Painted Eye Boy Doll, 18" tall

Kley & Hahn Painted Eye Boy Doll, 18" tall

 

Bisque socket head, composition jointed body, brown painted eyes, feathered brows, closed mouth, doll mark K & H on ribbon 526 Germany (see image below).

The Kley & Hahn Doll Factory (trademark shown below left) was founded in Ohrdruf, Thüringia, Germany in 1895 by Albert Kley and Paul Hahn as a porcelain factory making bisque doll heads and bathing beauty dolls.  From 1902 to 1931 they made many types of dolls, including celluloid dolls.

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Factory trademark KH walkure dollVarious other porcelain factories supplied their bisque doll heads; Hertel, Schwab  & Company made the 100 series doll molds, Kestner made the 200 & 600 series and Walkure doll molds, Schoenau & Hoffmeister made doll mold 282 (possibly others) and Bahr & Proschild contributed the 500 series doll molds. 

 

Some of the trade names registered to Kley & Hahn are; The Dollar Princess, (The Dolly Princess), Special, Durabel, K., Majestic, Mein Einziges Baby (My Only Baby), Mein Einzige (My Only One), Princess, Schneewittchen (Snow White) and Walkure.  Kley & Hahn often used the initials K & H in their doll marking.

 

Kley & Hahn made named Dolly Face, Walküre, Character Babies and Child dolls with composition jointed bodies, all of very good quality and portrait dolls of Senegalaise or Senegalese prisoners in 1915.

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Marks Identified

 

Kley & Hahn doll mark K inside a keystone

Kley & Hahn doll mark K inside a keystone on the bottom of a shoe

Kley & Hahn doll mark letters 31 Germany Walküre Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Walkure Germany 56

Kley & Hahn doll mark Walküre Germany 56

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dollar Princess 62 Spezial Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dollar Princess 62 Spezial Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dolly Princess 62 Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dolly Princess 62 Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special 65

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special 65

 

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 158

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 158

Kley & Hahn doll mark 159 mold

Kley & Hahn doll mark 159 mold

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 169

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 169

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 180

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 180

Kley & Hahn doll mark 282 SH star symbol KH 2 1/2 Germany head by Schoenau & Hoffmeister

Kley & Hahn doll mark 282 SH star symbol KH 2 1/2 Germany

head by Schoenau & Hoffmeister SH with a star

Kley & Hahn doll mark 292 K & H 1930 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark 292 K & H 1930 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark 525 6 Germany K & H (on a ribbon)

Kley & Hahn doll mark 525 6 Germany K & H (on a ribbon)

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 526 8 1/2 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 526 8 1/2 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 546 5 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 546 5 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 549 2/0 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 549 2/0 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einzige inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einzige inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einziges Baby inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einziges Baby inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark people walking in forest SCHNEEWITTCHEN all inside circle

Kley & Hahn doll mark people walking in forest SCHNEEWITTCHEN all inside circle

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark KH Walküre

Kley & Hahn doll mark KH Walküre

Note: the spelling Spezial is for the German market, Special for the American market

 

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 

62, 65, 70, 133, 165, 138, 154, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 166, 167, 169, 176, 180, 250, 282, 292, 458, 520, 525, 526, 531, 536, 546, 547, 548, 549, 554, 567, 568, 571, 654, 680

 

Kley & Hahn Baby doll molds 158, 161, 167, 525, doll mold 159 is a bisque head multi-face (two face) doll and doll mold 180 is a Googly eye doll

 

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