ca. 1912 Eisenmann bisque
domed head baby doll, 15" tall, painted facial features, open mouth,
composition bent limb jointed baby body, doll mark Einco 2 Germany.
Eisenmann was founded in 1881 in both Furth, Germany and London,
England by Gabriel & Josef Eisenmann as an export business for
fancy household wares, about 1895 they added dolls and toys.
Prior to 1905 records indicate
Eisenmann made or sold a type of London Rag doll with a wax overlay and painted
features. Examples do not appear to have survived today or that can be
attributed to Eisenmann.
Around 1911 Eisenmann began to produce and distribute bisque
head dolls made for them by Gebrüder Heubach.
Eisenmann doll mark Einco 2 Germany.
Eisenmann's trademark is Einco as shown on left,
Josef Eisenmann of the London branch was
referred to as the "King of the Toy Trade".
registered the following doll trademarks in London;
1908 Little Pet,
Butterfly Series dolls or toys made partly of metal, 1911 Kiddieland, 1912
Beaky-Ba, Hugmee, Kwacky-Wack, Toddles. In 1913 doll mold 126 a character doll, 1914 Bunny Hug, Floatolly dolls.
By the 1920's Eisenmann's London branch were the
agents for Louis Amberg and Mittelland.
In 1925 Eisenmann advertised
Lenci like cloth dolls, Mama dolls
and baby dolls.
Shown right; ca. 1914 Eisenmann Googly Eye bisque socket head doll, 11"
tall, wigged, high placed and spaced painted eyebrows, big googly side glancing eyes
that move with a lever in the back of the head from side to side,
painted closed mouth, on a composition nine piece jointed body.
doll mark Einco 8764 Heubach square symbol Germany
* "Leon Rees London, England patent
number 8995 on April 16, 1912 - The eyes of the doll, etc. . are loosely mounted
on vertical pivots fixed in the head. Extending backwards from the eyes
are rings, loops or hooks connected by a band from which a cranked operating rod
extends at right angles. A stem is manipulated by hand and, on account of
the looseness of the fitting, the eyes can be turned from side to side, and
remain in the placed position".
** Leon Rees a partner at Eisenmann and a London, England citizen,
applied for a patent on August 3, 1912 with the United States patent office,
which was granted for three and a half years on October 15, 1912 patent number
43,159 for an ornamental design of a doll head.
It appears this patent was "used for the bisque heads
made by Gebrüder Heubach."
above reference sources:
* Directory of British Dolls, page 27, by author Luella Hart
** The History and Art of
Googlies book, page 41, by author Anita Ladensack
Eisenmann Doll Mold Numbers