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Hertwig all bisque Monkey doll animal figurine

Hertwig all bisque Monkey doll animal figurine, 2" tall

Hertwig & Company, founded by Christoph Hertwig, Johann and Benjamin Beyermann  produced porcelain and earthenware objects in their factory in Katzhütte, Thuringen, Germany from 1864 to 1941.  The first mention of doll head production was in 1884.  Hertwig purchased the Marienfeld Porzellanfabrik in 1903. 

Hertwig is best known for their all bisque 1901+ Snow Babies and Nanking Dolls with bisque heads and limbs and cotton (nanking) cloth stuffed bodies.  Also, exclusive to the American market were the Pet Name China head dolls made by Hertwig.

Hertwig all bisque animals figures; shown left; all bisque Hertwig Monkey and on right; all bisque Hertwig Rabbit, each about 2" tall.

Hertwig all bisque Rabbit doll animal figurine

Hertwig all bisque Rabbit doll animal figurine, 2" tall

Other antique Hertwig dolls are; All bisque dolls, Animals; Bears, Monkeys, Rabbits and more, Bathing Beauties, Character dolls, Doll house dolls, Kewpies, Nodders, Piano Babies, bisque shoulder head dolls with molded bonnets; Margueritas, Half Bisque dolls and other figurines. 

Antique Hertwig Dolls Identified

 

All Bisque, Dolls with molded clothing, Boys or Girls, various small sizes,  jointed at shoulders and sometimes hips, painted hair and facial features, molded painted detailed clothing, doll mark Germany or unmarked.

 

All Bisque, Girl with Flowers in her hair, small sizes vary,  jointed only at the shoulders, painted facial features, painted hair and flower head band, no clothing other than her painted molded shoes and socks, doll mark Germany or unmarked.

 

 

Hertwig, All Bisque dolls, Girl w/molded clothes, Girl w/flowers in hair

Left; All Bisque Girl with molded clothing, On Right; Girl with Flowers in her Hair

 

Child Shoulder Head, 8 - 12" tall, bisque shoulder head with cloth body, bisque limbs, molded hair, closed mouth, doll mark 104, 150, 175, 385, 386, Germany or unmarked

 

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Child Shoulder Head

 

1895+ Pet Name China Head Doll, various sizes, made only for the American market, bisque shoulder head, cloth body, bisque lower limbs, molded painted hair & facial features, painted boots.  Could also have been made by Closter Veilsdorf. 

Dolls are marked with their name printed in gold on front:  Agnes, Bertha, Daisy, Dorothy, Edith, Ethel, Florence, Helen, Mabel, Marion, Pauline and Ruth, on back shoulder plate, doll mark Patent Appd For Germany.

 

Hertwig Pet Name Marion Doll head

1905 Marion,

Pet Name China Head

 

Nanking Doll, various sizes, bisque head and limbs with cotton (nanking) cloth stuffed body, molded painted hair, doll mark Germany or unmarked.

Shown on right; Pet Name, Dorothy China shoulder head doll with nanking (cotton) cloth alphabet printed body, China lower arms and lower legs with tiny boots.  Doll marked as noted above.

1905-1907+ Butler Brothers advertised that they owned the molds to make the Our Pet named China heads and complete dolls on ABC alphabet cloth bodies, dolls are marked Patent Appd for Germany with dolls name imprinted on front.

Note:  Closter (Kloster) Veilsdorf Porzellanfabrik also made the Pet Name China heads for Butler, although it's unknown specifically which of the named doll molds they made.

 

Dorothy, Nanking doll, with alphabet printed body

 

 

Hertwig Doll Marks Identified

 

Hertwig doll mark Agnes, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Agnes, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Bertha, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Bertha, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Daisy, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Dorothy, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Dorothy, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Edith, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Edith, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Ethel, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Ethel, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Florence, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Florence, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Helen, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Helen, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Mabel, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Mabel, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Marion, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Marion, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Pauline, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Pauline, Patent Appd For Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark Ruth, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Ruth, Patent Appd For Germany

Hertwig doll mark Germany k, Germany

Hertwig doll mark 9 Germany K, Germany

 

Hertwig doll mark 1421 14 1/2 house symbol

Hertwig doll mark 1421 14 1/2 H house symbol

Hertwig doll mark H house symbol with cat inside

Hertwig doll mark H house symbol with cat inside

 

Hertwig doll mark Buster Brown Shoes

Hertwig doll mark Buster Brown Shoes, Note this mark is not likely exclusive to Hertwig

Hertwig doll mark Hevika (Hewika)

Hertwig doll mark Hevika (Hewika) 

 Hertwig doll mark Biscoloid

1929+ Hertwig doll mark Biscoloid


 

 

Hertwig Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 

104, 150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 173, 175, 205, 206, 209, 210, 213, 214, 215, 217, 320, 330, 353, 354, 355, 383, 384, 385, 386, 392, 414, 423, 429, 483, 581, 582, 583, 600, 601, 603, 616, 617, 648, 649, 651, 652, 653, 654, 656, 751, 810, 811, 1421

Soft Stuffed, Bisque Head, Hewika Doll Mold Numbers

648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686

 

 

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