ca. 1902 Kley & Hahn Walkure Doll, 28"
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 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.