We have all seen blinged out dolls and for your little princess nothing ever is too expensive especially if it’s one of a kind. A rare German Kämmer & Reinhardt life-like doll became the world’s most expensive doll ever sold as it made $400,000 at Bonhams, Knightsbridge auction. An unnamed bidder secured the doll as the fellow buyers broke into applause after the buyer’s bid.
Manufactured by the German doll manufacturer Kämmer & Reinhardt, the beautiful bisque head doll wears a white dress with lace sleeves and a powder blue ribbon sash that matches her finely painted blue-grey eyes. A delicate straw hat sits on top of her auburn, plaited hair. The doll seems like-life with pierced ears and a more adult expression that the other dolls, to portray a real young lady from the 1909-1912 period.
No other example of this doll is known. It is therefore possible that she was an experimental mold. Two other Kämmer & Reinhardt dolls, designed by Berlin artist and professor Lewin-Funcke conquered the public auction.
A gorgeously made porcelain doll, with a snowy cotton outfit and light tan shoulder length hair, molded on one of Lewin-Funcke’s four daughters, sold for $280,000. While, a ‘Heinz’ charming doll of a little boy in azure shirt and brown pants, sold for $1,88,000. Heinz is created after Lewin-Funcke’s son Heinz Burkowitz and is perhaps the most sensitive in the hundred series character dolls.
[Via – Artnet]