Bisque head Sonneberger Porzellanfabrik girl doll is 24" tall, has multi
stroke eyebrows, sleep eyes with real upper eyelashes, open mouth with upper
teeth and a five piece composition jointed body, doll marked SP
The Sonneberger Porzellanfabrik factory was owned
by Carl Mülller in 1883 in Sonneberg, Germany. By 1893 this factory was
making bisque doll heads. They made bisque socket or shoulder heads of
black or white Baby or Child dolls.
According to Cieslik's Encyclopedia of German Dolls
the Sonneberger factory stopped making doll heads in 1913, now specializing in
producing porcelain locks for beer bottles. About 1920 they appear to
have resumed making dolls under a new owner Edmund Fleischmann. Mr.
Fleischmann left the firm in 1930.
doll mark SP intertwined 2966