Gebruder Heubach #7659 Character Doll

Name:  German Bisque Head Character Doll #7659 Made by and When:  Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910 Material:  Bisque solid dome shoulder head and leather body Marks: 5 HEUBACH (Sunburst symbol) 7659 GERMANY Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted black sculpted curls, brown intaglio eyes with painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open/closed mouth with two painted teeth,Continue reading “Gebruder Heubach #7659 Character 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”

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”

Armand Marseille #362

Name: Armand Marseille #362 Made by and When: Armand Marseille, 1920s Material: Bisque head with composition body Marks: On nape of neck: A.M. Germany 362./4.K. Height: 16 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded black curls, brown glass sleep eyes, open mouth with red lips and four upper teeth Clothes: These dolls were usually dressed in AfricanContinue reading “Armand Marseille #362”

Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby

Name: Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby Made by and When: Heubach-Koppelsdorf, 1920s Material: Bisque head and composition baby-doll body Marks: (On the head) Heubach Koppelsdorf/399·10/0·D·R·G·M/Germany. Height: 9 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted, non-texturized black hair; tiny brown glass sleep eyes with hand painted upper and lower eyelashes; closed, full red painted lips; has red dot accentsContinue reading “Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby”

Celluloid Babies in Bunting

Name: Celluloid Babies in Bunting Made by and When: Unknown maker, made in Japan circa 1930s Material: Celluloid Marks: Japan (stamped on the back of the cardboard that is attached to bunting) Height: 5 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Molded/painted eyes and mouths Clothes: None Other: Dolls are inside their original white flannel bunting that is attached toContinue reading “Celluloid Babies in Bunting”

The Dolly Sisters

Name: The Dolly Sisters Made by and When: Unknown maker, made in Japan circa 1930s Material: Celluloid Marks: None Height: 4 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted hair with pastel ribbons on heads/painted eyes and mouths Clothes: Glued-on pastel suspender skirts made from ribbon, painted-on white socks and red shoes Other: The set includes five celluloid dolls. CelluloidContinue reading “The Dolly Sisters”

1880s Cloth Doll

Photographs courtesy of Deborah Butler-Johnson Name: Circa 1880s Cloth Doll Made by and When: 1880s, handmade Material: Cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes: Black twisted yarn hair (possibly glued on), painted facial features with a smiling mouth that exposes painted teeth Clothes: Original full-length dress with apron Other: This is a lovely representation ofContinue reading “1880s Cloth Doll”