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
made some of the
Santa doll mold 1260 Imperial heads, in 1901 Imperial H & Co. made a line of kid
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.