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Bruno Schmidt Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048, 17"

 

Bruno Schmidt Tommy Tucker doll

Partners Bruno Schmidt and Hugo Geisler founded a doll factory in Waltershausen, Germany which they named H. Geisler & Co., by 1900 Mr. Geisler left the company at which time Mr. Schmidt renamed the company to Bruno Schmidt as it is known today.  Schmidt bisque head dolls are highlyBruno Schmidt's BSW inside a heart doll marking prized by collectors for the fine quality and were purchased from the Bahr & Proschild company, thus they often bear both companies markings, 

 

Bruno Schmidt's marking at right; BSW inside a heart and Bahr Proschild's crossed swords, plus two sets of mold numbers; the three digit 425, 426 & 500 numbers from Bahr & Proschild and the four digit number 2000 from Bruno Schmidt.  Bruno Schmidt is probably best known for the Tommy Tucker doll molds 2048, 2084, 2096 and the Wendy doll mold 2033. 

 

Shown above; Bruno Schmidt Tommy Tucker doll mold 2048, bisque head, finely painted hair, feathered brows, painted upper & lower eyelashes, sleep eyes, open mouth with upper teeth, composition jointed body.  Bruno Schmidt's Oriental doll is doll mold 500.

 

Bruno Schmidt acquired the Bahr & Pröschild company in 1919, besides bisque head dolls,

Bruno Schmidt also made celluloid dolls and bisque half dolls at the Bahr & Proschild factory.

 

 

Bruno Schmidt identified doll marks

Bruno Schmidt doll mark heart symbol mold 2096

Bruno Schmidt doll mark heart symbol mold 2096

Bruno Schmidt doll mark Schutz marke heart symbol 28

Bruno Schmidt doll mark Schutz marke heart symbol 28 (a size number)

Bruno Schmidt doll mark B & P crossed swords BSW in a heart symbol mold 2085

Bruno Schmidt doll mark B & P crossed swords BSW in a heart symbol mold 2085

 

Bruno Schmidt identified doll mold numbers

B & P

heart

symbol

425

426

500

529

534

535

536

537

539

585 678 692 2020 2023 2025 2033 2048 2051 2068 2070
2072 2074 2075 2081 2084 2085 2092 2094 2095 2096 2097
      2099 2154 B.S. BSW        

 

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