Hamburger Viola doll, 24" tall, bisque socket head, jointed composition body, mohair
wig, feathered eyebrows, sleep eyes, real upper lashes, painted lower
lashes, open mouth, doll mark
Made in Germany Viola H & Co.
and Company was founded in New York City in 1889 as an importer and distributor of dolls
and toys, some time
later they expanded with offices in Berlin and Nuremberg, Germany as
Hamburger registered doll names in 1893 D.P., H & C, in 1898
Simon & Halbig made the Santa doll
heads molds 1248 and 1249 (it's possible Gebrüder Heubach's
Santa doll heads,
Imperial doll mold 1260, in 1901 Imperial H & Co. a line of kid bodied dolls
(Marseille doll mold 370),
in 1902 Marguerite doll and Old Glory dolls made by
Adolf Wislizenus, in 1903 Viola doll which
often includes the company initials (H & Co.) in the marking.
In 1903 Hamburger advertised portrait dolls of Lula Glaser as Dolly Varden and
They advertised in 1905 Brownie
Policeman jointed dolls, covered in wool and silk plush and in 1907 Dolly Dimple
doll mold 5777 and 9355 made by Gebrüder Heubach.