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Gebrüder Kühnlenz nº 133-20 Doll


Gebrüder Kühnlenz nº 133-20 Doll


Gebrüder Kühnlenz nº 133-20 Doll bisque (porcelain) doll in good condition with an antique composition body. The wig is made of natural and old hair. Original eyes are glass and moveable, Doll is about 48 cm. The dress and underwear were made to measure the following old models.

On the back of the head it is marked with the drawing of a sun and with the number 133-29. This head is from the Gebrüder Kühnlenz brand.

Gebrüder Kühnlez

The Gebrüder Kühnlez brand was established in the German city of Kronach, located in the Bavaria area. This factory was founded in 1909 and especially specialized in porcelain doll heads of different types. To identify this brand we have to look at the part of the neck that bears the initials G. K and a drawing of a Sun.

The Bisque

Generally, Germany was the most prolific country in the world in terms of doll making and it’s collectors have received a great legacy.


In general, bisque doll heads were made in the same way as other bisque products just like Gebrüder Kuhnlenz nº 133-20 Doll

Earlier bisque heads were more likely to have been pressed than dumped. The liquid preparation could have been stained or white.

Oin short referred to by collectors as “Parian” paste, could also be soft paste or hard porcelain paste.

Furthermore, It was similar to the manufacturing process for making cookie heads. First, a mixture of kaolin (a white clay) with water is left to macerate, until a fine mixture is obtained.

Usually, Large doll manufacturing companies produced all kinds of dolls in a large number of designs and materials.

Like Gebrüder Kühnlenz nº 133-20 Doll, Mineral pigments were used to paint the heads. Two layers of pale pink were applied all over the head and neck. Then the cheeks, lips, nostrils, brown eyes and eyelashes were painted before the second baking, at a lower temperature ensuring their permanence.

The Golden Age of the German Dolls lasted 75 years, especially from the mid-nineteenth century to the first quarter of the 20th century. XX. During this time, German brands came to dominate the global doll market thanks to the huge variety of models and their competitive prices.

The vast majority of German doll makers were in the southeastern province of Thuringia which is the sixth smallest state of the country situated in central germany

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