German Antique Reproduction Molds
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Also in the Bell Mold Line are 20 high-quality German Antique Reproductions. Composition Bodies and CompoBell composition slip are also available. Ask your Local Bell Distributor or write direct.
Johannes Daniel Kestner, Jr. is by far the most well-known of all the German doll makers and should probably be regarded as the "Father of the Waltershausen Doll
Industry," since he was most certainly the first in the area. Kestner was more than likely the only company to produce both heads and bodies, thereby producing its
own complete doll. Of all the German character babies produced, Kestner' "Hilda" has captured the hearts of collectors and reproduction artists through the ages.
The Kestner company subsequently rode out World War I and the Great Depression and finally merged with Kammer & Reinhardt in 1930.
**Denotes Original Antique Shown
*Denotes Antique Reproduction Shown
Dolly Face Doll has an open mouth with either 2 or 4 teeth; found on German ball jointed body; Fits 17" German Body
Very rare early German child doll; May be done as a child or young lady. This photo of the antique is one of the few in existence.
JDK 221 Googly**
Large round, side-glancing eyes make this "Googly" the most desired of Kestner dolls; Fits 13" German Body
MD2427 JDK Googly Head Mold
Head C-91/4" FH 16"
JDK 237 Hilda**
This adorable character baby with a soft, subtle look is produced in several sizes;
Can also be made as a Black baby
MD2440 Hilda Head Mold