The Theodor Recknagel
porcelain factory began in ca. 1886, located in Alexandrienthal,
near Thuringia, Germany. Recknagel did not begin doll production until
1893. The four digit mold (19XX) numbers do not appear to co-inside
with actual dates, as one might think. Recknagel dolls can be of the finest quality to rather
Recknagel Googly doll mold 47
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Antique Recknagel Dolls Identified
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Recknagel Dolly Face doll mold 21, also 21" tall, bisque socket
head, feathered brows, painted upper and lower eyelashes, glass eyes,
open mouth with teeth, chin dimple, wigged, jointed composition and wood body.
Recknagel Dolly Face doll marking;
doll mold 21 Germany R 4/0 A
Note: Max Räder's doll mold 47 with a D in place of the A
is similar to Recknagel's.
- Black doll, 20" tall, glass eyes, open mouth, socket
head newborn with bent limb jointed composition body, NK in marking as shown at
Character Baby - Black doll, 20" tall,
Marking: Germany N.K. 2 A 5 R
Marking with; NG = Flange neck newborn
or NK = socket head newborn
Recknagel Googly eye doll, dressed as a
Rabbit, doll mold 47, 10" tall.