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Simon Halbig doll mold 1348 Jutta bisque doll head

Simon Halbig Jutta doll mold 1348

Simon & Halbig doll mark S & H

Simon & Halbig doll trade mark S & H seated Chinese man

Simon & Halbig was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 in their two porcelain factories in Gräfenhain and Hidburghausen, near Thüringia, Germany.  In 1920 S & H was bought by Kämmer & Reinhardt, who continued to produce dolls until 1932, shortly after the factory became known as Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain which ceased around 1943. 

Simon & Halbig is known for their fine bisque doll heads and innovation in the doll industry, they also supplied doll heads to many other well known doll manufacturers. 

The American firms that used a S & H doll head; Arranbee, George Borgfeldt, Thomas Edison, Gimbel Brothers, FAO Schwartz, John Wanamaker. German firms; Bawo & Dotter, C.M. Bergmann, Bing Brothers, Carl Bergner, Cuno & Otto Dressel, Eekhoff, Hamburger & Company, Heinrich Handwerck, Adolf Hülß also spelled Hülss, Kammer & Reinhardt, Louis Lindner & Sohn (doll mark LL & S), Franz Schmidt, Schoenau & Hoffmeister, Strobel & Wilken, Carl Trautmann (see Catterfelder Puppenfabrik), Wagner & Zetzsche, Welsch & Company, Hugo Wiegand, Wiesenthal, Schindel & Kallenberg, Adolf WislizenusFrench firms; Fleischmann & Bloedel, Jumeau, Roullet et Decamps and SFBJ.

 

Antique Simon & Halbig Dolls Identified

S & H Character face with painted eyes doll mold 151ca. 1912 S & H Character face doll mold 151, 14-15 or 23" tall, bisque head with intaglio painted eyes, open closed smiling mouth with teeth, cheek dimples, wigged, jointed composition body.  Very rare mold number.

 

 S & H Character face, bisque Lady doll mold 152ca. 1912 S & H Character face, Lady doll mold 152, 18 or 24" tall, slender oval face with painted eyes set under molded eyelids, long slender nose, closed mouth, wigged, composition jointed lady body.  Very pensive looking face, also rare mold number.    

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 S & H Character face, bisque Child doll mold 939ca. 1888 S & H Character face, Child doll mold 939, 18 or 27" tall, bisque socket head, glass eyes, open mouth, composition jointed body.    

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S & H Character face, Child doll mold 949ca. 1888 S & H Character face, Child doll mold 949, 16, 20 & 24" tall, bisque head, composition jointed body, glass eyes, closed mouth.

 

 

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1889-1920s S & H Character face, Child doll mold 1009ca. 1889 S & H Character face, Child doll mold 1009, 16-29" tall, bisque shoulder head, wigged, sleep glass eyes, feathered eyebrows, open mouth, pierced ears, composition ball jointed body, S & H doll mold 1009 doll shown is 29" tall.

889-1920s S & H Character face, Child black doll mold 1009ca. 1889 S & H Character face, Child black doll mold 1009, 16-29" tall, bisque shoulder head, wigged, sleep glass eyes, feathered eyebrows, open mouth, pierced ears, composition ball jointed body,

Photo courtesy of ragdolls.

 

S & H Character face, Child doll mold 1039ca. 1891 S & H Character face, Child doll mold 1039, 16, 16 - 24" tall, bisque socket head, glass eyes, open mouth, composition jointed body.  

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S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1078

ca. 1892 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1078, size 7-42" tall, bisque socket head, wigged, sleep glass eyes, feathered eyebrows, pierced ears, open mouth, jointed composition body. 

S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1079ca. 1892 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1079, 7-42" tall, bisque socket head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

Doll molds; 540, 550, 570, 1078, 1079 & Baby Blanche - are all Dolly Face socket heads.

S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1080

ca. 1892 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1080, 14-30" tall, bisque shoulder head, on a kid body, bisque arms, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears.  Dainty Dorothy doll.

Molds; 1040, 1080, 1250, 1260 - are all Dolly Face shoulder heads.

S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1109ca. 1893 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1109, 14" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body. 

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S & H Oriental face, Child doll mold 1129ca. 1893 S & H Oriental face, Child doll mold 1129, 14" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

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1910 S & H Lady doll mold 1159ca. 1894 S & H Lady doll mold 1159, bisque socket head, glass sleep eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, Lady body with molded breasts, slim arms & legs, body is marked H. Handwerck.       Photo courtesy of themommalyn

1910 S & H Lady doll mold 1159

ca. 1894 S & H Lady doll mold 1159,

 21" tall, bisque socket head, glass sleep eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, Lady body with molded breasts, slim arms & legs, body is marked H. Handwerck. 

S & H Santa doll mold 1249ca. 1898 S & H Santa doll mold 1249, 28" tall, bisque socket head, glass eyes, feathered brows, pierced ears, open mouth, composition jointed body.  Doll mold 1248 or 1249 are both Santa dolls with bisque socket heads.

S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1279ca. 1899 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1279, 12 - 24" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

 

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S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1279ca, 1899 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1279, 12 - 24" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

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S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1310ca. 1905 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1310, 24" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, composition jointed body.

S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1339ca. 1908 S & H Dolly face, Child doll mold 1339, 12 - 24" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.  Doll mold 1339 plus the initials LL & S are for Louis Lindner & Sohn.

Photo courtesy of themommalyn

S & H Jutta doll mold 1349ca. 1910 S & H Jutta doll mold 1349, 31" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

Jutta doll molds are either 1348 or 1349 made for Otto & Cuno Dressel.

S & H Dolly face, Child black doll mold 1358ca. 1910 S & H Dolly face, Child black doll mold 1358 12 - 24" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open mouth, pierced ears, composition jointed body.

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S & H Baby doll mold 1498ca. 1920 S & H Character Baby doll mold 1498, solid dome head, 16 - 22" tall, bisque head, glass eyes, open/closed mouth,  composition jointed body.

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S & H Flapper Doll, 13"S & H Flapper Doll, 13" tall, bisque head, sleep glass eyes, pierced ears, open mouth, composition jointed body including knees, high heel feet.

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S & H Twin Flapper Dolls, 13"S & H Twin Flapper Dolls, 13" tall, bisque head, sleep glass eyes, pierced ears, open mouth, composition jointed body including knees, high heel feet.

 

 

Simon & Halbig Doll Molds Identified

Simon & Halbig doll mark 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S & H 8 antique

Simon & Halbig doll mark 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S & H 8, legitimate antique black doll

Simon & Halbig doll mark 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S & H 6 Mary Jane 1972 reproduction

Simon & Halbig doll mark 1358 Germany Simon & Halbig S & H 6, reproduction by Mary Jane in 1972

 

 

Simon & Halbig Doll Mold Numbers Identified

100, 144, 150, 151, 152, 153, 156, 157, 159, 160, 164, 168, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 202, 290, 353, 356, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 401, 402, 403, 406, 450, 500, 530, 540, 549, 550, 570, 600, 607, 610, 611, 612, 615, 616, 693, 709, 719, 720, 728, 738, 739, 740, 748, 749, 750, 758, 759, 760, 768, 769, 770, 772, 778, 837, 845, 846, 847, 848, 852, 878, 880, 881, 886, 887, 890, 891, 896, 898, 899, 901, 905, 908, 909, 918, 919, 920, 921, 927, 929, 938, 939, 940, 941, 949, 950, 959, 968, 969, 970, 979, 988, 989, 990, 1000, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1029, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1049, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1098, 1099, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1129, 1139, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1170, 1180, 1199, 1246, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1260, 1269, 1278, 1279, 1280, 1289, 1293, 1294, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1329, 1339, 1340, 1348, 1349, 1351, 1358, 1368, 1370, 1385, 1388, 1397, 1398, 1418, 1426, 1428, 1429, 1448, 1465, 1468, 1469, 1478, 1485, 1488, 1489, 1496, 1498, 1527, 1616, 1748, 1848, 1849, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1920, 56562 body stamp

Note:  Included are mold numbers made for other doll makers, see top of this page

 

Simon & Halbig doll molds 150, 151, 152, 153 are very rare character dolls with painted eyes

Simon & Halbig doll mold 164, 1129, 1199 are Oriental dolls, 607 is an Oriental or Caucasian doll

Simon & Halbig doll mold 202 is a multi-face black or white doll

Simon & Halbig doll mark S & H doll molds 719 or 917 were both used for Edison Phonograph doll heads

Simon & Halbig doll mold 1139 is a Lady type doll, doll mold 1160 is known as a Little Woman doll

Simon & Halbig doll mold 898 all bisque doll, 1340 are both Googly eye dolls

 

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Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain 1932-1943

From 1932 to 1943 Simon & Halbig was known as Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain, they then used the doll mark KWG

 

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain Doll Mold Numbers Identified

133, 134, 136, 137, 144, 1382

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain black doll mark KWG 134

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain black doll mark KWG 134

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain white doll mark KWG 134

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain white doll mark KWG 134

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG 136

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG 1382

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG 1382

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG

Keramisches Werk Gräfenhain doll mark KWG

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