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Heinrich Handwerck Doll Face, Mold #109, 15


H. Handwerck bisque head Dolly Face doll mold 109, 15"

Heinrich and Minna Handwerck dolls were produced in Gotha near Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany beginning in 1876 until they were purchased by Kammer & Reinhardt in 1902. 

K & R continued to produce the Handwerck molds until at least 1932, between that time period they added "oHG" to the marking. 

Handwerck's  bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck, but produced by Simon & Halbig and are of high quality and fine workmanship which continued under the K & R ownership.

Heinrich Handwerck is probably best known for their Bébé dolly faced bisque head child dolls and babies, kid or composition jointed bodies, they also produced some celluloid dolls, too.


Heinrich Handwerck Identifying Doll Marks

H. Henrich doll mark

Germany Handwerck Halbig

This doll mark .H. 2 1/2 is believed to be by Heinrich Handwerck


Heinrich Handwerck Identifying Doll Trademark, Boxes & Hangtag


Heinrich Handwerck Identifying Doll Mold Numbers & Trade names


69, 79, 89, 99, 109, 119, 139, 160, 189, 420, eight pointed star + French or German words, Baby Cut, Bébé Cosmopolite, Bébé de Recalme, Bébé Superior, Made in Germany + an upside down horseshoe + Hch # H, HH,  HHW, HW, Germany + HANDWERCK + Halbig, LaBelle, LaBonita and Lotti, ink body stamp number 100297.


Note: The Bébé Cosmopolite doll - only the 18" tall size doll marked;

Germany, Heinrich Handwerck, Simon & Halbig 1,
was used for Lettie Lane's doll, a mail in premium from magazine subscriptions from the Lettie Lane paper

doll series in the Ladies Home Journal 1911.  Kestner doll mold 171 was also used.

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