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Antique Bahr & Proschild, Dolly face, doll mold 10,

 

Bahr & Proschild, Dolly face, doll mold 10, 18" tall, feathered eyebrows, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, bisque socket head on composition jointed body.

 

 

George Bahr and August Proschild founded the Bähr & Pröschild doll company (also spelled Baehr & Proeschild) which began as a porcelain and doll factory in 1871 in Ohrdruf, Germany.  They registered their first doll mold in 1888 and merged with the Bruno Schmidt doll company around 1919. 

 

Bahr & Proschild made China, bisque and celluloid dolls (the 1911 trademark of Buporit was used on celluloid dolls) and supplied doll heads and parts to other companies; Bruno Schmidt, Kley & Hahn, Heinrich Stier and probably others.

 

Dating a Bahr & Proschild doll is generally as follows

ca. 1871 - first dolls were marked with only a mold number

ca. 1888 - DEP was added to the mold number

ca. 1895 - the initials B & P were added to the doll mark

ca. 1900 - crossed swords were added to doll mark

ca. 1911 - registered trademark Buporit

ca. 1919 - B & P was purchased by Bruno Schmidt,

        who then used a heart with BP as part of the marking

 

 

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Bahr & Proschild Doll Mold Numbers Identified

10 201 204 207 209 212 213 217 219 220 224 225 226 227
230 239 241 244 245 246 247 248 251 252 253 259 260 261
263 264 265 269 270 273 275 277 278 281 283 285 287 289
292 297 300 302 305 306 309 313 320 321 323 324 325 330
340 342 343 348 350 374 375 376 378 379 380 381 389 390
393 394 410 424 425 426 441 482 499 500 520 525 526 529
531 535 536 537 539 541 546 549 554

557

568

571

581

582

584 585 587 600 604 619 620 624

640

641

643

644

645

646

678 686 707 799    

* 529

* 534

* 536

* 537

* 539

     

* these mold numbers were made for Bruno Schmidt and are followed by their 2000 number

- Bahr & Proschild doll mold 275 is a bisque socket head doll on a kid body, Bahr & Proschild doll mold 220 is an Oriental doll

 

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