Antique c 1899 C.M. Bergmann Simon & Halbig 25″ German Bisque Doll w/ TEETH yqz
Jointed Body ~ Shabby Chic Condition Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 19:00:01 PDT http://yqz.me/antique-dolls
In this auction we have a very pretty, estate fresh early 1900’s German bisque girls doll head on a paper-mache, ball jointed body. This lovely dollis decorated in an ecru silk dress with white lawn underwear, and a string of pearls around her neck. She is so sweet, still wearing her original leather shoes with tiny heels. Both ears are pierced and she has a pink bow is tied in her long blonde hair. On the back of her head is impressed: C.M. BERGMANN / SIMON & HALBIG / 10-1 / 2. She stands at approx. 25″ tall and we listed her in shabby chic condition for a few reasons. The silk dress is thin and has numerous holes and the white lawn underwear and petticoats need laundering. The shoes are missing the ribbons and one is missing the bow and the sole is split. This doll has been restrung at one time, probably when the eyes were reset. There are a few wig pulls to the color of the forehead, just below the opening of the crown, and a few remnants of old glue from the wig. We found no chips, cracks, breaks, touch-ups or repairs to the bisque head. The finish on the body also appears original, with no touch-ups or repairs, it has the original factory varnish. The blonde mohair wig is original, just in need of a serious combing. There is lovely coloration to the bisque, beautiful S & H Bergmann features. Fine quality, original owner attic doll in need of a little TLC. Good luck.
Great C.M. Bergmann and Simon & Halbig info from dollreference (GREAT Site!):
C. M. Bergmann Dolls 1888-1931 German
Charles M. Bergmann operated a doll company in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany, by 1909 he added a factory in Friedrichroda, Germany.
Bergmann dolls came in sizes from 13″ to 34″ tall, with composition ball jointed bodies and a bisque socket head or bisque shoulder head and kid body, supplied from other manufacturers; Armand Marseilles, ABG – Alt, Beck & Gottschalck, William Goble, Simon & Halbig and maybe others.
Bergmann also made papier mache dolls, kid leather bodied dolls, character baby dolls. Dolls were distributed in the United States by Louis Wolf & Co., who registered these trademarks for them.
Simon & Halbig Dolls 1839-1943 German
Simon & Halbig was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 in their two porcelain factories in Gräfenhain and Hildburghausen, near Thuringia, Germany. In 1920 S & H was bought by Kämmer & Reinhardt, who continued to produce dolls until 1932. Sometime after the factory became known as Keramischer Werk Gräfenhain. Simon & Halbig is known for their fine bisque doll heads and innovation in the doll industry, they also supplied doll heads to many other well known doll manufacturers.