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Hamburger's Viola doll 24" tall

 

Hamburger Viola doll, 24" tall, bisque socket head, jointed composition body, mohair wig, feathered eyebrows, sleep eyes, real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth.  doll mark shown above left, Made in Germany Viola H & Co.

Hamburger and Company was founded in New York City in 1889 as an importer and distributor of dolls and toys, some time later they expanded with offices in Berlin and Nuremburg, Germany as well.

 

Hamburger doll mark Made in Germany Viola H & Co.

Hamburger registered doll names are; in 1893 D.P. and H & C, in 1898 Imperial, in 1900 Santa doll molds 1248 and 1249 made by Simon & Halbig, it's also possible Gebrüder Heubach's Santa marked dolls were made for Hamburger, in 1901 Imperial H & Co. a line of kid bodied dolls, in 1902 Marguerite doll (possibly the same named bonnet head dolls), 1902 Old Glory doll made by Adolf Wislizenus, in 1903 Viola doll which often includes the company initials (H & Co.) in the marking.

 

In 1903 Hamburger advertised portrait dolls of Lula Glaser as Dolly Varden and Lillian Russell.

 

They advertised in 1905 Brownie Policeman jointed dolls, covered in wool and silk plush and in 1907 Dolly Dimple doll mold 5777 and 9355 made by Gebrüder Heubach.

 

Hamburger & Company Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 

1248

1249

5777

9355

 

Hamburger & Company Doll Marks Identified

Hamburger & Co. doll mark D.P. H & C. registered

Hamburger & Co. doll mark D.P. H & C. registered

Hamburger & Co. doll mark Imperial H & Co

 

Hamburger & Co. doll mark Imperial H & Co

Hamburger & Co. doll mark S & H 1249 DEP. Germany 12 Santa

Hamburger & Co. doll mark S & H 1249 DEP. Germany 12 Santa made by Simon & Halbig

 

       

Hamburger & Co. doll mark Marguerite

Hamburger & Co. doll mark Marguerite

possibly the marked Bonnet head dolls

Hamburger & Co. doll mark Old Glory A.W. made by Adolf Wislizenus

Hamburger & Co. doll mark 5777 DEP Dolly Dimple H Germany G. Heubach symbol

Hamburger & Co. doll mark 5777 DEP Dolly Dimple H Germany made by Gerbruder Heubach symbol

 

 

Note:  In 1894 Hinricks & Co. also registered a H. & Co. doll marking.

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