Cuno & Otto Dressel Dolls 1700-1945 German
The Dressel family toy and doll business
in Sonneberg, Germany has a long history and operated for a very long time, it passed from one
generation to the next, by 1873 the company was known as the Cuno & Otto
Dressel purchased bisque doll heads from noted
manufacturers such as: Simon & Halbig, Ernst Heubach, Gebruder Heubach,
Limbach and Armand Marseille. They expanded to three factories in which; dolls were
produced in Sonneberg, metal toys in Nurnberg and wood toys in Grunhainichen, Germany.
Cuno & Otto Dressel
were very prolific producers of
dolls and toys. The Dressel company used many different
markings; letters of S., D., C, ED, symbol of a winged helmet, initials of
C.O.D. - and for those searching the internet -
doll mark COD = Cuno & Otto Dressel initials, found on antique dolls.
Dressel trade names were: 1903 Fifth Avenue dolls, 1907 Jutta doll molds 1348, 1349, 1909
Bambina dolls, 1910 Jutta
Baby doll molds 1912, 1920, 1912 Poppy Doll (School boy), Superior, Victoria and Holz-Masse (wooden
Cuno & Otto Dressel, Uncle Sam doll, 13" tall
1896 Portrait Doll Series, 10-15" tall,
bisque heads with portrait face, glass eyes, composition jointed
Some Cuno & Otto Dressel character dolls names are;
Admiral George Dewey doll, Admiral William Thompson Sampson
Winfield Scott Schley doll, Admiral Charles Dwight Sigsbee doll, President William McKinley doll, Richmond Pearson Hobson doll, Buffalo Bill doll, a Farmer doll, Old Rip doll.
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