heinrich handwerck doll with photograph of previous owner
by Jan Dyer
Hi have what I believe is a beautiful Heinrich Handwerck doll. Her mold number is 99/12 with made in Germany on the back.
She came to me via an auction complete with a photograph of the young lady that owned it.
On the body is written the name of the lady that must have purchased it for her daughter with the price of 1 English shilling and the name of the purchaser plus some other figures as well.
She also came with two pairs of exquisite baby shoes and some of her original clothing. She has the most beautiful toddler body very fat. Her pale bisque head and large bulbous glass eyes are exquisite.
Sadly she has a hair line crack around the neck and up the back of the neck but she is so adorable I just had to have her. Hopefully she will be repairable, but this is not a detriment to the whole effect as the cracks are well hidden.
I believe this to be a Heinrich doll but not sure as at first I thought it was a Hertal Schwarb.