Antique German Hertel And Schwab Bisque Head 152 Character Baby 15 Toddler Cute
Antique German Hertel And Schwab Bisque Head 152 Character Baby 15 Toddler Doll made sometime between 1910 and 1930. This is an adorable 15 baby doll by Hertel And Schwab, mold number 152. Doll has feathered brows, blue eyes, upper and lower painted lashes, accented eye corners, an open mouth with I believe 4 upper teeth and a tongue on her lower mouth. She has tiny dimples on her cheeks and chin. Doll’s bisque head is attached to an antique composition body that shows signs of normal wear. This doll has two flaws – one pinky finger is cracked off and part of the composition material between her legs is chipped away. Also the doll has a number 5449 etched in her front chest. Doll is marked on the back of the head with model 152. Doll comes naked, ready for clothes and a wig. I did not attempt to clean the doll as I didn’t want to do any damage. She could clean up very nicely by a professional. Her arms and legs are a little bit loose but she does still hold her own form when sitting or laying. Please view all pictures closely for additional description. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have. The Hertel, Schwab & Company. Also known as the Stutzhauser Porzellanfabrik. Was founded in 1910 at Stutzhaus, Germany which is near Ohrdruf, by August Hertel, Heinrich Schwab, Friedrich Muller, all doll designers and sculptors and a minor partner Hugo Rosenbush who was a porcelain painter. Hertel, Schwab made bisque head Character Baby, Character Child, Dolly face, Googly dolls, bathing dolls, tea-cozy shoulder heads and pin-cushion dolls, all of which were of very good quality. Hertel, Schwab was still mentioned in 1930 as producing bisque dolls. Although the exact date is unknown to us, operations probably ceased sometime in the 1930s. Some Hertel, Schwab dolls were made exclusively for the American market including the Our Baby doll mold 152.