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Bruno Schmidt Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048

Bruno Schmidt bisque head Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048

Partners Bruno Schmidt and Hugo Geisler founded a doll factory in Waltershausen, Germany which they named H. Geisler & Company, by 1900 Mr. Geisler left the company at which time Mr. Schmidt renamed the company to Bruno Schmidt, as it is known today. 

 

Schmidt bisque head dolls are highlyBruno Schmidt's doll mark BSW inside a heart Made in Germany prized by collectors for the fine quality and were purchased from the Bahr & Proschild company, thus they often bear both companies markings, 

 

Bruno Schmidt's marking at right; BSW inside a heart, sometimes found with Bahr Proschild's crossed swords, plus two sets of mold numbers; the three digit numbers from Bahr & Proschild and the four digit 2000 number of Bruno Schmidt. 

 

Bruno Schmidt is probably best known for the Tommy Tucker doll molds 2048, 2084, 2096 and the Wendy doll mold 2033. 

 

Shown above; Bruno Schmidt Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048, bisque head, finely painted hair, feathered brows, painted upper and lower eyelashes, sleep eyes, open mouth with upper teeth, composition jointed body. 

 

Bruno Schmidt acquired the Bahr & Pröschild company in 1919, besides bisque head dolls,

Schmidt also made celluloid dolls and bisque half dolls at the Bahr & Proschild factory.

 

 

 

 

Bruno Schmidt Doll Marks Identified

Bruno Schmidt doll mark 136 (size number) 15, BSW inside a heart symbol

Bruno Schmidt doll mark 136 (size number) 15, BSW inside a heart symbol

Bruno Schmidt doll mark B & P crossed swords BSW in a heart symbol 2085

Bruno Schmidt doll mark B & P, crossed swords, BSW in a heart symbol 2085

Bruno Schmidt doll mark BSW inside a heart symbol 2094

Bruno Schmidt doll mark BSW inside a heart symbol 2094

Bruno Schmidt doll mark heart symbol mold 2096

Bruno Schmidt doll mark heart symbol 2096

 

Bruno Schmidt doll mark " Mein Goldherz " (My Gold Heart), BSW inside a heart symbol

Bruno Schmidt doll mark " Mein Goldherz " (My Gold Heart), BSW inside a heart symbol

Bruno Schmidt doll mark Schutz marke heart symbol 28

Bruno Schmidt doll mark Schutz marke heart symbol 28 (a size number) on celluloid dolls

 

 

Bruno Schmidt Doll Mold Numbers Identified

136, 425, 426, 500, 529, 534, 535, 536, 537, 539, 585, 678, 692, 2010, 2020, 2023, 2025, 2033, 2048, 2051, 2068, 2070, 2072, 2074, 2075, 2081, 2084, 2085, 2092, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2099, 2154

* Bruno Schmidt's doll mold 500 is an Oriental doll

                 

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