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.
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
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
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.