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A.W. Special, 24"

Wislizenus bisque socket head Dolly face doll, 24" tall, composition jointed body, sleep eyes, open mouth, doll marked A.W. Special Germany.

Gottlob Schafft founded this doll factory in Waltershausen, Germany in 1851 to make papier-mâché dolls that were also exported, by 1870 Adolf Wislizenus joined the firm as a partner, around 1878 Mr. Wislizenus became the sole owner.  Over the years this company changed ownership several more times, until 1931 when they went into bankruptcy, at which time Konig & Wernicke acquired the estate.

Their bisque doll heads were supplied by; Bahr & Pröschild or Simon & Halbig, after 1910 by Ernest Heubach or Armand Marseille

Wislizenus dolls are of very good quality, some doll bodies have a unique ball jointed construction, they made; wax heads, figures & animals, mechanical toys, Täufling, Dolly face, Unique Body Child dolls, Character Baby dolls, mechanical walking dolls, painted eye dolls, a doll named Gretchen, 1902 Old Glory doll, 1910 Queen Quality doll & 1919 Mein Glückskind (My Lucky Child).  Wislizenus dolls may have been distributed in the USA by Hamburger & Company.

After 1931 Konig & Wernicke used Wislizenus patent Certa head for their Nicaput doll.

 

Adolf Wislizenus Doll Marks Identified

AW, AWs, AWW, SHAW

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Germany AW o

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Germany AW o

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AW Ser. G/7 (inside triangle)

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AW Ser. G/7 (inside triangle)

 

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark A.W. 1 Germany 5

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark A.W. 1 Germany 5

 
Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWs Germany I

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark A.W.s Germany I

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWs Germany II

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark A.W.s Germany II

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 290 AW Spe¢ial Germany, AW Special Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AW Spe¢ial Germany or AW Special Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWW DRGM doll body stamp 421481

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWW DRGM,  doll body stamp 421481

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 101 A.W. My Sweetheart B.J. & Co for Illfelder

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 101 A.W. My Sweetheart B.J. & Co for Illfelder

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 110 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 110 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 110 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 110 Germany

 

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 1105 Germany for Illfelder

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark 1105 Germany for Illfelder

 
Note: doll mold 1105 last digits 0 and 5 are superimposed

Wislizenus doll mark doll mold 1429 A.W.

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark doll mold 1429 A.W. Simon & Halbig head

Adolf Wislizenus doll body mark 3387 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll body mark 3387 Germany, Note the incised head mark should be one of Wislizenus marks

Adolf Wislizenus doll body mark 3392 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll body mark 3392 Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark S.H.A.W. is Simon Halbig for Adolf Wislizenus

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark S.H.A.W. is Simon Halbig for Adolf Wislizenus

Wislizenus doll mark Heubach Köppelsdorf A.W.W. Germany

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Heubach Köppelsdorf A.W.W.  Germany

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Adolf Wislizenus Doll Body Label or Box Graphics

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Old Glory A.W. Registered in Germany

1902 Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Old Glory A.W. Registered in Germany

1910 Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Queen AWW Quality

1910 Adolf Wislizenus doll mark Queen AWW Quality

Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWW Mein Glückskind

1919 Adolf Wislizenus doll mark AWW Mein Glückskind

 

Adolf Wislizenus Doll Mold Numbers Identified

101, 110, 290, 295, 1105,  Bahr & Pröschild 252, 289  Simon & Halbig 1079, 1249, 1429

 

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