Edelmann bisque character doll face, 16" tall, wigged, sleep eyes,
pierced nostrils, open
mouth, dimple in chin, composition five piece jointed baby bent limb body.
Edelmann identifying bisque doll mark:
Melitta A. Germany M. or Melitta.
Edelmann doll company of Sonneberg, Germany was in the doll making
business from 1921-1933. Bisque or composition socket heads were purchased
from Armand Marseille or
Schoenau & Hoffmeister. Edelmann
also supplied to doll hospitals.
Edelmann made two
types of character baby dolls;
socket head doll, 16, 20 or 24" tall, on a five piece composition toddler or bent limb baby body, as
shown on right.
composition doll, same sizes as above doll; composition socket head, composition jointed bent limb baby
body, molded painted hair or wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth, some with pierced
nostrils, doll mark A.M., Melitta Germany, Mine or SPBH Mona.
Edelmann bisque character doll, composition bent limb baby five piece jointed body