A rare Kathe Kruse painted cloth doll I HAMMER PRICE £700.00 Friday 11th November 2011 - Collectors Sale November 2011 - Derby Auction House A rare Kathe Kruse painted cloth doll I, painted features, hard cloth body with wide hips, dressed in traditional Dutch style costume and ... underclothes, signed in black to the sole on the left foot and a five digit number stamped in red '35383', 43cm high, c.191157.jpg (1944×2896)
Kathe Kruse Doll I This charming old doll is by the German company of Kathe Kruse and is the first model that was made, between 1911 and 1929. It is characterised by its wide hips and the many pieces of fabric that make up the body shaping. His head is made from moulded fabric which was hand painted in the factory. He is 43 cm tall. He's been well loved with a few body repairs and typical of these dolls he has a rub to his nose!