Value of a Reproduction Kammer & Reinhardt Porcelain Doll

Here is a 16'' porcelain doll, with the Kammer & Reinhardt mark on the back of her head, model 114. It has a socket bisque head with bisque shoulders and hands. The rest of the body, including the feet, is soft. The face is painted, the hair is synthetic. I know that Kammer & Reinhardt made ball jointed body dolls, so I think that this one is a reproduction. Does anybody know the history of that kind of reproductions and if they are worth something?
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October 31, 20190 found this helpful

You are right the marking on the back of the head of the doll are from Kammer & Reinhandt. What could of happened with your doll is this. Maybe the body of the doll was destroyed and the head was still good. A person decided to make the doll a new body and use the original head and clothes for the doll. The reason I am saying this one is because I have seen a few of the dolls head sold online and also I have seen some people just selling these bodies.

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October 31, 20190 found this helpful

I think that it's strange sometimes, I've also seen a lot of dolls with the original K&R mark on sale, but as reproductions. And I've never seen an original one with a painted face like this one has, which I think it's not as noble as the original ones.

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October 31, 20190 found this helpful

You could also pose this question to the forum at www.dollreference.com. They have many knowledgeable people there.

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November 1, 20190 found this helpful

I believe this could be a combination of several 'happenings' and probably will need very knowledgeable doll people to tell you exactly what is going on with this doll.

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This site is a forum of this type of doll collectors and they answer every question posted.
You seem to be knowledgeable about dolls yourself so I think you will appreciate their comments.
It seems you have all the information you need already in this posting and very good pictures.
This group is not really into value but they will provide as much information as they can.
Please let us know what you find out.

www.tapatalk.com/.../index.php

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November 1, 20190 found this helpful

I see that you have posted her on this site.
They say she is a reproduction but they may be wrong about having no value.
If you post her as a reproduction she may sell for $25 but I would only post her on sites that have 'pick up only' so no shipping would be involved.

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November 2, 20190 found this helpful

I saw your doll posted on one of the Facebook groups I am in and that they said it was a repro. I agree. Here's why:

Yours looks like synthetic hair (a more accurate repro would have been mohair).

Her paint is very bright paint (a more accurate repro would have been much more subdued).

The dress is cute, but not really to any period (the ones that sell for higher values have true to original 1800s form and some even use those patterns to reproduce the dresses).

There have been magazine articles about the repro dolls in some of the doll magazines I follow. I also found a website that talks about the company that I think was the biggest (maybe only--I can't reember that detail), company that used the molds to make new dolls in much more recent times--like the 1980s and 1990s:

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www.nationalartcraft.com/categoryB.asp?gid=8&cid=291

Selling a repro doll depends on a number of factors...including how much did the person who assembled it, do to make it as authentic as possible...with paint, hair, and dress, which we discussed above.

If this lovely gal was mine, I would start her at 39.99 and take best offer (which my guess will be quite fairly around $10 or $15.) I would also sell her on a local site vs. online because she is so fragile and it will be very hard to ship.

She is very sweet!! I hope you can sell her.

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