A rarely found pair, 11 "Harald, and Inge", Art dolls made by Wagner & Zetzsche, Germany in 1916. The portraits were modeled and named after the children of Richard Zetzsche. The heads are made of Haralit, a celluloid/composition material patented by the company, for the purpose of making these art doll heads. The swivel heads with molded hair have hand painted features, with blue intaglio eyes. The girl, Inge, has a coronet of braids with a red painted bow. Both children are wearing their Original clothing made to represent their village. The outfits are in very good, clean condition, with no odors. The girls front apron has few slits in the folds, which you can't see unless opened out (see photo). The boys knickers above one knee has a small hole, nothing serious and all can be repaired with a spot of glue. But that's not my thing. The bodies are firmly stuffed cloth with jointing at the hip and knee (see photo). The arms and hands are ball jointed composition. The heads are marked 1 Inge W Z and 1 Harald W Z. The line near Inge mark is a Clothing String only. The dolls are in very good condition. All mentioned above does not distract or take away from the look or Rarity of these dolls.
This Exceptional pair of German Children Art dolls are All Original, and made in a material that was exclusive to these dolls. Obviously, these wonderful dolls were made to compete with the Art Dolls of that period, made by S&H, Kestner, K&H, and others. These dolls could easily fall into the category of Kathe Kruse or Bing type, as they are very similar in that respect. I've done some research on them, and only found 1 pair that is 14" and selling now, and another pair that sold a while back. Other than these two and mine, there is no more to be found, except information on them, and that is few and far between. This Adorable Brother & Sister would be a welcome addition to any doll collection. Comes from smoke free home. Photos do no justice to these Wonderful pair of dolls.