Konig & Wernicke doll, Mein Stolz or My Pride,
36 1/2" tall, bisque socket head, feathered brows, sleep eyes, painted lower
eyelashes, open mouth with teeth, dimple in her chin, jointed composition
body, doll marked 4711 Made in Germany 93. 93 ct. = abt. 36.6142 inches
Max Köenig (also spelled Konig),
along with Max
August Rudolph founded their Puppenfabrik (doll factory) in Waltershausen,
Thuringia, Germany in 1911 known as Konig & Rudolph. The following year 1912, the two
Rudolph's left the company and Rudolph Wernicke jointed the firm
and the company name was changed to (Köenig) Konig & Wernicke. The
bisque heads for Konig & Wernicke dolls were supplied from the porcelain factories of
Bahr & Pröschild,
Hertel, Schwab and
They also must have made dolls of celluloid, as a KW doll mark contains the
turtle mark as well. In 1931 Konig & Wernicke obtained the doll factory of
Konig & Wernicke
used the doll mark K & W or K & WW.
Some Konig & Wernicke doll trade names are: My
Playmate doll - Mein Spielgefährte and My Pride doll - Mein Stolz doll mold 4711, both dolls were distributed in the USA by
Borgfeldt., K & W Nicaput is a painted hard rubber doll.
Koenig & Wernicke made Dolly face, Character Baby and
Character dolls, all of good quality.