German Cloth Character, Series I, by Kathe Kruse

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17" (43 cm). All cloth doll with hard-pressed and oil painted hair and facial features, brown painted hair with wispy curls onto the forehead, sculpted ears with blushing detail, grey eyes with spiral threading, black and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth with pouty expression, blushed cheeks, muslin body with hip-jointed chubby legs, stitch-jointed shoulders, separately sewn-on thumbs. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: Kathe Kruse M 89 (left foot). COMMENTS: Kruse, circa 1915. VALUE POINTS: Very beautiful painting of solemn-faced child is wonderfully preserved, original Dutch child costume including embroidered cap, undergarments, wooden shoes.
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