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Early German Cloth Character Doll "Inga", Series I, by Kathe Kruse in Rare Original Box

Lot Number: 
143
17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with firmly-pressed and oil-painted head, brown painted hair with soft wispy curls onto the forehead, brown down-glancing eyes with black and brown upper eyeliner, white eye dots, closed mouth with pouting expression, stitch-jointed arms with separately-sewn thumbs, disc-jointed legs, antique costume including undergarments, socks, and shoes. Condition: head is excellent, body has some water marks. Marks: 6568 (or 65068, on foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse, circa 1925. Value Points: superbly-preserved painted finish, the wistful doll is preserved in her original rare box with unusual colorful design and original Kathe Kruse printed label with inventory label "Inga I C 10".
Realized Price: 
$2,750
Presale Estimate: 
2500/3500