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