ca. 1902 Kley & Hahn Walkure Doll, 28"
Walkure doll, 28"
tall, bisque socket head, composition jointed body, sleep eyes, painted upper and lower
lashes, feathered brows, open mouth, doll mark on back on head;
Walküre, Germany, doll molds 250 or 282.
Kley & Hahn Dolls 1895-1931 Germany
Kley & Hahn was founded in Ohrdruf, Thuringia, Germany in
1895 by Albert Kley and Paul Hahn as a porcelain factory
making doll heads and bathing beauties. From 1902-1931 they made
many types of dolls, including celluloid heads.
Various porcelain factories
supplied the bisque doll heads; Hertel, Schwab & Company made
series doll molds, Kestner made the 200 series,
the Walküre doll molds, Bahr
& Proschild contributed the 500 series doll molds.
Some of the trade
names registered to Kley & Hahn are; The Dollar Princess, Special, Durable, 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 as well in the 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.