before 1930 Schoenau & Hoffmeister
mark S star symbol PB inside H
Arthur Schoenau acquired the doll factory of Bauersachs & Henninger in 1884-1925+, they made nanking dolls.
In 1901 Arthur was also a founder in the Schoenau & Hoffmeister porcelain factory, also known as Porzellanfabrik Burggrub
and located in Burggrub, Germany, with Carl Hoffmeister. By 1907 the two partners were in disagreement
to the type of porcelain heads for their dolls. Hoffmeister insisted on producing shoulder head dolls, while Schoenau wanted to produce socket head dolls. Unable to resolve there differences Carl Hoffmeister left and Arthur Schoenau became the sole owner,
now of two factories.
In 1911 Arthur passed away and his son Hans Schoenau took over
as director of the company, next directorship was Arthur's widow Caroline and son Curt Schoenau. It was
son Curt who supplied the sculptor Caesar Schneider with a photo of Princess Elizabeth
II of England, that was used
to make their famous bisque head Princess Elizabeth doll.
Schoenau & Hoffmeister supplied bisque doll heads to the following: Kurt
Bruckner, Canzler & Hoffman, Cuno & Otto
Dressel, Edmond Edelmann, Gebrüder Eckhardt, Edmond
Knoch, Rudolph Leschhorn, Ernst Liebermann, Eg. Mich Ernst Luthardt,
Werner Luthardt, Ernst Maar & Sohn, Hans Süssenguth, Friedrich Voight, Hermann
See below for lots more antique Schoenau & Hoffmeister
photos, doll molds, details and information.
Antique Schoenau & Hoffmeister Dolls Identified
1910+ Character Baby or Toddler Doll - 12-30" tall, bisque socket head,
composition jointed body with bent limbs, wigged, glass eyes, open mouth.
S star symbol with P B inside H,
Porzellanfabrik Burggrub, 165, 169, 170, 769, 900, 914, Special, Burggrub Baby.
Character Toddler Doll mold 169, 25"
1920 Hanna, Character Baby Doll
- 14-26" tall,
bisque socket head, composition bent limb jointed body, wigged, large
glass eyes, painted lashes, painted feathered brows, open smiling mouth with teeth.
S star symbol with PB inside H, Hanna.
Shown on right;
Hanna, 14" tall, bisque socket head, composition jointed baby with
bent limb body, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, open mouth with upper teeth.
ebay auction ended 24 APR 2011
final value $1,320
1920 Hanna, Character Baby
before 1930 Child Dolly Face doll - 14-40" tall.
bisque shoulder head or socket head, jointed composition or kid body,
wigged, glass eyes, open mouth.
symbol PB inside H, 500, 914, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1700, 1800, 1904, 1906, 1909,
1916, 1923, 2500, 4500,
4700, 5300, 5700, 5800
Child Dolly Face doll mold 1906, 23"
before 1930 Kunstlerkopf Child Doll (art head doll) -
15-16 or 24" tall,
bisque child doll with a slender face, wigged, glass stationary eyes, open mouth.
Künstlerkopf, S star symbol PB inside H, 4000, 4600, 5000 or 5500
doll mold 4000 S star symbol
Künstlerkopf Child Doll
mold 4000, 16"
ca. 1937 Princess Elizabeth Doll
- 14-24" tall, bisque
socket head, jointed composition body, blonde mohair wig, blue sleep
eyes, open smiling mouth with upper teeth.
Porzellanfabrik Burggrub Princess Elizabeth Made in Germany D.R.G.M.
ca. 1937 Princess Elizabeth Doll,
Arthur Schonau Doll Marks Identified
Arthur Schoenau doll mark MB Germany,
doll mold 500 (MB = Mein Cherub), DEP AS, doll mold 1900, A in a
heart symbol SS
My Cherub 1912
Arthur Schoenau dolls;
Prinzessin Wunderhold 1912
Autoliebchen 1912 (Auto Sweetheart)
Bébé Carmencita 1913
The Wochenend 1932 (Weekend)
Note; some doll trade names were possibly used by both companies
Schoenau & Hoffmeister Doll Marks Identified
note; dolls before 1930 are marked SHPB with a star, after 1930 Porzellanfabrik
Burggrub - no star
Schoenau & Hoffmeister doll mark S star symbol PB inside H
Schoenau & Hoffmeister doll mark S star symbol PB inside H Hanna 8/0
Schoenau & Hoffmeister doll mark 5500 S a star symbol PB inside H
Kunstlerkopf S star symbol PB inside H 11 Germany
Porzellanfabrik Burggrub Das Lachende Baby 1930-2 Made in Germany
Porzellanfabrik Burggrub Princess Elizabeth 5 Made in German
Schoenau & Hoffmeister Doll Trade Names
doll, Kunstlerkopf doll (art head doll), 1930 Das Lachende
Baby doll (DALABA - The Laughing Baby), Burggrub Baby
doll, ca. 1937 Princess Elizabeth
doll, Viola doll.
Hoffmeister also made bisque doll heads for Edmund
Edelmann marked SPBH Mona, Melitta or Mine and for Ernst Liebermann
a doll named Violet and possibly
Additional Schoenau & Hoffmeister Dolls not shown
ca. 1925 Solid Dome Infant
doll, 10-14" tall, bisque flange neck,
cloth body, composition limbs, painted hair, small glass sleep eyes, closed mouth.
Usually marked: N.K.B with or without a German stamp.
Das Lachende Baby doll (The Laughing Baby doll), 14-24" tall, bisque socket head, composition jointed bent limb body, wigged, glass eyes, open smiling mouth with two upper teeth. Usually marked:
Porzellanfabrik Burggrub Das Lachende Baby 1930 Made in Germany D.R.G.M.
Character Doll, 12, 18-22" tall, bisque socket head, jointed composition body, wigged, rounded eyes, painted brows, open
mouth. An Oriental doll mold 4900, 9" tall. Usually marked: S star symbol with PB
inside, H and OX.
Schoenau & Hoffmeister Identifying Doll Mold Numbers
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