Schmidt doll mold 1272, is 17" tall, bisque socket head,
feathered eyebrows, brown flirty glass sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, composition
Franz Schmidt founded his doll company in
Georgenthal, Thuringia, Germany in 1890, also known as Puppenfabrik
Georgenthal. Simon & Halbig supplied the bisque heads,
designed specifically for Franz Schmidt's dolls. Schmidt was very innovative in the doll industry providing many
improvements such as; improved wood joints, pierced nostrils (called
breathers), movable tongue, eye bar and doll voice boxes.
Franz Schmidt made dolls sized 6 to 42" tall, Dolly face, Character Baby and Character
Dolls with bisque heads, glass or painted eyes, kid or composition body, all of whom are very
high quality. Sometimes a z is found in Schmidt's doll marking, this is
believed to stand for zentimeter, German for centimeter.
Franz Schmidt registered doll trade names are: 1909
Cellulobrin, 1910 Tausendschöchen = Daisy and 1913 Little
Boy Blue a baby doll.