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 centimeters = about 36.6142 inches tall.
Konig & Wernicke Dolls 1911-1935
Max Köenig (also spelled Konig),
along with Max
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
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
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
Borgfeldt., K & W Nicaput a painted hard rubber doll.
Koenig & Wernicke made Dolly face, Character Baby and
Character dolls, all of good quality.