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Kley & Hahn Walkure doll face, 28" tall

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 Walküre Germany.

The Kley & Hahn Doll Factory (trademark shown below left) 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.

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Factory trademark KH walkureVarious porcelain factories supplied the bisque doll heads; Hertel, Schwab  & Company made the 100 series doll molds, Kestner made the 200, 600 series and Walkure doll molds, Schoenau & Hoffmeister mold 282 (possibly others) and Bahr & Proschild contributed the 500 series doll molds. 

 

Some of the trade names registered to Kley & Hahn are; The Dollar Princess, (The Dolly Princess), Special, Durabel, 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 in their 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.

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Marks Identified

Kley & Hahn doll mark K inside a keystone

Kley & Hahn doll mark K inside a keystone

Kley & Hahn doll mark letters 31 Germany Walküre Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Walkure Germany 56

Kley & Hahn doll mark Walküre Germany 56

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dollar Princess 62 Spezial Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dollar Princess 62

Spezial Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dolly Princess 62 Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark The Dolly Princess 62 Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special 65

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special 65

 

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 158

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 158

Kley & Hahn doll mark 158 mold

Kley & Hahn doll mark 158 mold

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 169

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 169

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 180

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) Germany doll mold 180

Kley & Hahn doll mark 282 SH star symbol KH 2 1/2 Germany head by Schoenau & Hoffmeister

Kley & Hahn doll mark 282 SH star symbol KH 2 1/2 Germany

head by Schoenau & Hoffmeister SH with a star

Kley & Hahn doll mark 292 K & H 1930 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark 292 K & H 1930 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark 525 6 Germany K & H (on a ribbon)

Kley & Hahn doll mark 525 6 Germany K & H (on a ribbon)

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 526 8 1/2 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 526 8 1/2 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 546 5 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 546 5 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 549 2/0 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark K & H (on a ribbon) 549 2/0 Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einzige inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einzige inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einziges Baby inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark Meine Einziges Baby inside six pointed star

Kley & Hahn doll mark people walking in forest SCHNEEWITTCHEN all inside circle

Kley & Hahn doll mark people walking in forest SCHNEEWITTCHEN all inside circle

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark Special Made in Germany

Kley & Hahn doll mark KH Walküre

Kley & Hahn doll mark KH Walküre

Note: the spelling of Spezial is for the German market

 

 

Kley & Hahn Doll Mold Numbers Identified

62 65 70 133 135 138 154 158 159 160 161
162 166 167 169 176 180 250 282 292 292 458
520 525 526 531 536 546 547 548 549 554 567
    - 568 571 654 680 -      

 

Kley & Hahn Baby doll molds 158, 161, 167, 525

Kley & Hahn doll mold 159 is a multi-face two face bisque head doll

Kley & Hahn doll mold 180 is a Googly eye doll

 

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