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ABG - Alt, Beck & Gottschalck Dolls 1854-1930

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ABG China head doll mold 1262

ABG, also known as Porzellanfabrik von Alt, produced antique bisque or China head dolls on kid, cloth or composition bodies and all bisque dolls from 1854-1930s in Nauendorf, Thuringia, Waltershausen Germany.  They made beautifully detailed child, lady and character baby dolls.  Reference books have identified more than 50 mold numbers between 639 to 1304 that have been attributed to Alt, Beck & Gottschalck, all listed below as well as ABG's dolls.

 

ABG is also credited making; Baby Bo Kaye, Bonnie Babe, Bye-Lo Baby, My Girlie and (probably) Gladdie bisque head dolls distributed by Borgfeldt and K & K Toy Co.

 

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Alt, Beck & Gottschalck, ABG Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

ca. 1880s ABG China shoulder head doll mold 1000, 16-28" tall, body of kid or cloth with bisque limbs or combination, molded painted hair, some wigged, painted eyes, some have glass eyes, closed or open mouth, most have pierced ears.

 

ABG China head doll mold numbers

784, 880, 882, 1000, 1008, 1028, 1030,

1046, 1056, 1112, 1142, 1210, 1214, 1262

 

ca. 1880s ABG China Doll, Mold # 1000

ca. 1880s ABG China shoulder head doll mold 1000

ca. 1880 ABG bisque shoulder head dolls, 15-23" tall, bisque shoulder head on a kid leather or cloth with bisque limbs or combination body, glass or painted eyes, wigged, most have closed mouths, some are open mouth, most have pierced ears. 

    

ABG doll mold numbers

639

698

772

882

894

898

-

907 911 915 916 974 978 980
996 998 1002 1004

1044

1054

1056
1062

1123

1127

1154

1214 1218 1222

1226

1234

1226

1235

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-

 

ABG Doll Molds with Painted Eyes

870, 890, 990, 1000, 1028, 1064, 1142, 1254, 1288, 1304

ca. 1880s ABG Lady doll, 17", mold 639

ca. 1880s ABG Lady doll mold 639, 17" tall, bisque turned shoulder head, 

on a kid lady body

ABG Dolly Face Child doll, 14-36" tall, bisque socket head on composition and wood jointed body, wigged, glass sleep eyes, open or closed mouth.  My Girlie doll mold 1362 was distributed by George Borgfeldt.

 

 

ABG Child doll mold numbers

Open Mouth

630

1326

1357

1358

-

1359

1361

1362

1367

         

Closed Mouth

630

911

938

989

 

ABG Sweet Nell doll, 24", mold 1362 

ABG Sweet Nell doll,

24" doll mold 1362

ABG Baby doll or Toddler doll, 10-30" tall, bisque socket head, bent limb multi piece jointed body, wigged, glass sleep eyes sometimes with flirty eyes, open mouth with teeth and tongue.              

                    

ABG Baby or Toddler doll mold numbers

Open Mouth

1321 1322

1329

1352

1361

ABG Boy doll mold 1352

ABG Boy doll mold 1352

ca. 1911 ABG Girl Doll, 5-8" tall, all bisque jointed chubby body, wigged, glass sleep eyes or stationary, painted open mouth, molded painted socks and shoes.  

One all bisque doll name found is;  Our Darling Baby doll, box marked 83/100.

 

 

ABG all bisque doll mold numbers

83

100

83

150

83

225

83

830

or

83/100    83/150    83/225    83/830

ABG Girl doll 8" mold 83 over 150

ABG Girl doll, 8" tall

doll mold 83 over 150 or 83/150

Additional ABG Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 

693, 696, 812, 866, 867, 868, 869, 872, 879, 912, 926, 1002, 1020, 1024, 1026, 1032, 1086, 1092, 1121, 1123 1/2, 1152, 1153, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1210, 1236, 1237, 1250, 1260, 1261, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1278, 1279, 1290, 1291, 1326, 1342, 1352, 1353, 1357, 1358, 1360, 1362, 1366, 1368, 1369, 1373, 1376, 1386, 1391, 1394, 1402, 1407, 1410, 1418, 1423, 1429, 1431, 1432, 1435, 1440, 1450, mark on doll body 520942

 

Some ABG Doll Marks Identified

 

AB, ABG, A.B.G. A.B. & G., ALBEGO, Deponiert, DRGM ABG, Germany, Germany No DEP, Germany #,

Germany 6, JJO or JIO 1919 (for Jeanne I. Orsini), Made in Germany, Made in Germany N.,  N o, NH, #

 

 

George Borgfeldt distributed dolls with bisque heads by ABG My Girlie doll mold 1362, Bye-Lo Baby doll molds 1369 and 1373, Bonnie Babe doll mold 1386, Pretty Peggy (Grace Corry Rockwell design) 1391, doll mold 1402 (an Averill design), Baby Bo Kaye doll mold 1407, Gladdie doll mold 1410, Aero Baby or Fly Lo Baby doll mold 1418, Babykins dolls mold 1435.  All these dolls are shown on the Borgfeldt page link.
 

K & K Toy Company - dolls with ABG bisque head molds are marked:

doll mold number (at top of head), size number (in centimeters), K & K, Made in Germany or

doll mold number, Germany, K & K, size number, Thuringia:

doll mold numbers;   23  32  38  42  43  50

doll size numbers;    ---    39  45 56  58  60

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