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Konig & Wernicke doll, Mein Stolz or My Pride, 36 1/2"

Konig & Wernicke doll, Mein Stolz or My Pride, 36 1/2" tall, bisque socket head, feathered brows, sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes, open mouth with teeth, dimple in her chin, jointed composition body, doll marked 4711 Made in Germany 93.  93 ct. = abt. 36.6142 inches

Max Köenig (also spelled Konig), along with Max and August Rudolph founded their doll company in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany in 1911 known as Konig & Rudolph.  The following year 1912, the two Rudolph's left the company and Rudolph Wernicke jointed the firm and the company name was changed to Konig & Wernicke.  The bisque heads for Konig & Wernicke dolls were supplied from the porcelain factories of Bahr & Pröschild, Hertel, Schwab and Armand Marseille.  They also must have made dolls of celluloid, as a KW doll mark contains the turtle mark as well.  In 1931 Konig & Wernicke obtained the doll factory of Adolf Wislizenus.

A Konig & Wernicke doll mark is shown below; a  K.W. inside a circle and the red ink body stamp reads; Made in Germany in a circle, and K & W in the inner center.

Some Konig & Wernicke doll trade names are: My Playmate - Mein Spielgefährte and My Pride - Mein Stolz doll mold 4711 and both dolls were distributed in the USA by George Borgfeldt., K & W Nicaput a painted hard rubber doll. 

Koenig & Wernicke made Dolly face, Character Baby and Character dolls, all of good quality.

 

 

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Konig & Wernicke marks: K.W., Made in Germany, K & W

 

Koenig (Konig) & Wernicke Identifying Doll Mold Numbers & Doll Marks

98 99 221 136 155 170 179 199 1040
1070 1090 1570 1590 4711

K.W.

inside circle

K & W K & W W

Made in

Germany

K & W

 

 

K & W   W 29815 or 29817 plus a turtle symbol on celluloid dolls

K & W, Wernicke hard plastic Nicaput doll mold 111, 131, 134, 151, 178, 777

 

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