Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy

Name: Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy

Made by and When: Schildkröt, circa 1920

Material: Celluloid

Marks: (Neck) Embossed turtle mark symbol (a turtle within a rhombus) / GERMANY; (upper back) turtle mark symbol / SCHUTZ-MARKE / 40 / GERMANY / 25; lower back has unusual scratch marks (see gallery photo).

Height: 16 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black sculpted and painted straight hair, brown intaglio eyes, open-closed mouth with two sculpted upper teeth

Clothes: Redressed as illustrated in a white knit sleeveless pullover sweater, white flannel diaper, and white felt booties—all handmade.

Other: The sculpt used for this jointed celluloid character baby, made in Germany, was used for White and Black dolls. It has distinctively sculpted hands and feet with posed fingers and slightly upturned great toes.

Gallery

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