Steiner Majestic doll,
19" tall, bisque shoulder head with fixed glass eyes, open mouth, kid
leather jointed body.
doll marked MAJESTIC, A 8/o M, Made in Germany.
Edmund Ulrich Steiner, according to his obituary, was born 1858 in
Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany. Edmund appears to have been active in the
toy industry as early as 1864, perhaps helping and working with his father who
produced one of the first high grade doll lines for export to the USA, his
brother Albert was also known in the doll industry.
Over the course of his career, Edmund produced, distributed and worked for;
Horsman, L. H. Mace & Company,
Strobel & Wilken,
Louis Wolf, Curman & Steiner, by 1901 he
managed Samstag & Hilder's doll department for the next six years, he then
rejoined Louis Wolf.
Mr. Edmund Steiner passed away in 1916, it was reported that he had crossed the
Atlantic an amazing eighty-four times.