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Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabik doll mark ESTP Germany    

   Erste Steinbacher doll mark

EStP in an oval cartouche Germany

 

Erste Steinbacher doll mark elephant symbol EStP

Erste Steinbacher doll mark elephant symbol EStP

The First Steinbacher Porcelain Factory was founded in 1900 by Max Kieswetter in Steinbach, near Sonneberg, Germany, by 1902 Mr. Hugo Zucker also joined the firm as a co-owner.

 

From 1900 until 1912 the company doll mark was the initials EStP, both shown on left.

In 1912 the company was sold to Hugo Wiefel and renamed Wiefel & Company, thus a new doll mark was used of W & Co. or W & C, sometimes with doll mold 301, as shown below.

 

Wiefel & Company Doll Marks Identified

Wiefel & Company doll mark horseshoe symbol W & C 8/0

Wiefel & Co. doll mark horseshoe symbol W & C 8/0

Wiefel & Company doll mark W & Co Thuringia

Wiefel & Co. doll mark 301 W & Co. Thuringia 12

By 1914 Wiefel's manufacturing was shut down for World War I and restarted up in 1918, although it doesn't appear that doll heads were resumed being made until 1923.  In Mr. Wiefel left the company in 1926.

 

In 1923 Robert Carl and his son-in-law Gustav Heubach became silent partners in the firm and the company was renamed Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik Wiefel & Company KG. and doll heads were again being made.  Gustave Heubach used the doll mark GH, G & H, as shown below.

 

Gustave Heubach Doll Marks Identified

Gustave Heubach doll mark 510 Ge & H 7/0

Gustave Heubach doll mark 510 Ge

& H 7/0

Gustave Heubach doll mark GH 1904 13/0

Gustave Heubach doll mark 19GH04

 

Gustave Heubach doll mark 19GH04

Gustave Heubach doll mark 1909 Made in Germany G & H

Gustave Heubach doll mark 1909 Made in Germany G & H

 

Gustave Heubach Doll Molds Identified

510, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909

In 1937 Mr. Robert Carl passed away leaving Gustave Heubach the sole owner

 
 
 

 

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