These dolls are handmade artist dolls from the 1970's, by doll manufacturer Hedler in Arnstadt, East Germany (former DDR). Many Hedler dolls were inspired by the dolls of the miniature town 'Mon Plaisir' of Princess Auguste Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (1666–1751).
Two musketeers, they most likely depict characters from the novel 'The Three Musketeers' written by Alexandre Dumas. They have cloth over wire frame bodies, stockinette faces. Their eyes are tiny black beads, eyebrows and eyelashes are painted on, their mouths are stitched on. They have cut-out leather hands. They both are holding a plastic weapon. Boots are made of imitation leather. The feathers on the hats have aged, but apart from that they are in good condition.
|Size (height)||24 cm (9.4 in)|
|Weight incl. packaging||275 gr|