Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby

Name: Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby Made by and When: Heubach-Koppelsdorf, 1920s Material: Bisque socket head, composition body Marks: The head is incised Heubach-Köppelsdorf / 399·6·D·R·G·M / Germany Height: 20 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted non-texturized black hair, brown glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth with full red-painted lips Clothes:Continue reading “Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby”

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,Continue reading “Schutz-Marke Celluloid Character Baby Boy”

Pot Doll

Name: Pot Doll Made by and When: Unknown United Kingdom maker, 1930s Material: Composition bisque-type (pottery) material Marks: Unmarked Height: 15 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black sculpted texturized hair that mimics the texture of Africanoid hair, blue painted eyes, open/closed mouth with full lips painted red Clothes: Redressed in coral and white gingham overalls, whiteContinue reading “Pot Doll”

Poppen & Teddy-Beer Museum Article #1

An article about antique dolls installed in DeeBeeGee’s Virtual Black Doll Museum is in the Winter 2021 issue of Poppen & Teddy-Beer, which is distributed in the Netherlands and printed in Dutch. Jolie van der Klis, a contributing writer for the magazine, shared photos of the magazine cover, the table of contents, and the pages ofContinue reading “Poppen & Teddy-Beer Museum Article #1”

Articulated Black or African Baby Paper Doll

Name: Articulated Black or African Baby Paper Doll Published By and When: Printed for New England-based, Dennison Manufacturing Company by Littauer and Bauer of Germany, ca. 1885 Size: 9-1/2 inches Description: Die cut doll with limbs secured with brass brads; dolls were printed smiling with closed or open mouths that expose their teeth. These dollsContinue reading “Articulated Black or African Baby Paper Doll”

Rubber Doll with Topknot

Name: 1930s Rubber Doll with Topknot Made by and When: Allied Grand Doll Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1938 Material: Rubber with jointed arms and legs; legs are slightly bent at the knees Marks: Allied Grand Doll / MFG. CO. INC. 1938 Height: 6-1/2 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted and painted black hair with a sculpted topknotContinue reading “Rubber Doll with Topknot”

Two Early 1900s Composition Character Dolls

Name: Two Early 1900s Composition Dolls Made by and When: Unknown manufacturer, early 1900s Material: Ceramic-like composition Marks: Unmarked Height: 20 and 13 inches Larger Doll’s Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black Astrakhan bangs. The rest of the bald head is covered with a faded red headscarf; stationary, side-glancing blue eyes accented with a red dot inContinue reading “Two Early 1900s Composition Character Dolls”

Pansy by Leo Moss

Name: Pansy Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1888 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with painted composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth rag-stuffed body Marks: 1888 (incised in the back of the head) Height: 23 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Textured black hair with molded pigtails to accommodate ribbons, inset brown glass eyes, smiling mouthContinue reading “Pansy by Leo Moss”

Mina by Leo Moss

Name: Mina Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1903 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth body Marks: MINA (incised into the front of the shoulder plate), LEO MOSS / 1903 (incised into the back of the head) Height: 22 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded, texturized hair; medium brownContinue reading “Mina by Leo Moss”

Kestner #245 Hilda

Name: Kestner #245 Hilda Made by and When: J. D. Kestner, 1914 Material: Brown bisque socket head on brown fully-jointed composition slant hip toddler body Marks: G Made in / 11.Germany / 245 / JDK JR 1914 / CM circle / Hilda Height: 17 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Original plaster pate black wig, brown glassContinue reading “Kestner #245 Hilda”