Early 1900 Baby Doll

by Dianne
(Summerville, SC)

Sweet baby face

Sweet baby face

Sweet baby face
Markings on back of head
Sitting pretty

I inherited a beautiful little doll that belonged to my father's cousin. Cousin was born in 1898 so I assume the doll is from 1900 to 1910 or thereabouts.


I was allowed to hold the doll at cousins house when I was 2-3 years old and beyond and have pictures of my self at that time with the doll in the picture.

Doll is 15.5" long, has bisque head with eyes that look like they are carved into the face and blond hair molded into the head. The body is what I think is called composition with jointed arms and legs.

The only mark I can find is a 7 with the word Germany underneath the 7, on the back of her head. She is dressed in a pale pink voil over pink satin slip christening gown.

Can anyone help me identify her maker and approximate year of creation?

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Nov 04, 2015
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Thank you
by: Dianne Popdan

Deborah Jenkins-Thank you so much for this information. I do cherish her and it is good to know more about her.

Nov 04, 2015
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Gerbruder Heubach baby doll
by: Deborah Jenkines

Hi,
You look to have a lovely Gerbruder Heaubach doll.
I can tell by the style of printing and the little green stamp on the neck, the style of painting and the sculpt of the doll it's self.
You may also have some more markings lower down on the neck.
The company made dolls in Germany starting about 1910. Your doll is probably later than that, by 15 or 20 years because baby dolls as we know them were not made before then. Hard to believe but true.
Adorable doll! You are lucky to have her.
Do an Ebay search for Heubach doll in the antique bisque category to find a price range.

Nov 02, 2015
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heres a link that may be helpful
by: Anonymous

http://dollreference.com/jd_kestner.html

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