antique Dolly Face doll mold 283, 21" tall, bisque head doll,
wigged, feathered brows, sleep
eyes, painted upper and lower eyelashes, open painted mouth with teeth, pierced ears, composition
ball jointed body.
Max Handwerck began their doll making business in 1899, located
in Waltershausen, Thüringia, Germany.
Mr. Wortmann left the
business in 1902, sometime after Max passed away, thus his widow
Anna was left the sole owner of the company. Max designed
the bisque doll heads, however many of them were actually produced by
William Goebel, thus they may bear the Goebel trademark of a triangle
with a half moon.
They are probably best
known for their Bébé Elité doll, other registered doll
trade names are 1902 Triumph Bébé, 1913 Madame Butterfly and 1922
Handwerck Celebrated Doll.
Max Handwerck also made Elite
googly eye dolls.
In 1925 Max Handwerck filed for bankruptcy.