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Swaine Lori 17" doll, doll mold 232

Swaine Lori doll mold 232, 17" tall, bisque solid dome socket head, lightly feathered eyebrows, delicate painted upper and lower eyelashes, sleep eyes, open mouth, composition jointed bent limb baby body.

The Robert Swaine & Company porcelain factory established in 1810 and located in Hüttensteinach (North Koppelsdorf), Thüringia, Germany.  Swaine did not begin to make the high quality bisque head Baby dolls, sized 8 to 28" tall they are known for, until 1910 and onward.  Gebrüder Schoenau and Swaine merged in 1920.

 

Swaine is probably best known for their Lori Baby doll mold 232, whose shown at left, Lori Baby also came with a closed mouth.

 

Swaine Doll Marks Identified

A Germany S & Co, BP, DI, DIP, DV, FP,  Lori

 

Plus a Swaine green ink doll mark in a circle

GESCHUTZT GERMANY S & Cº

 

Swaine Lori doll mold 232

(Open or closed mouth)

On right, Swaine Doll 9" tall, bisque socket head, wigged, single stroke painted eyebrows, painted upper eyelashes, sleep eyes, closed mouth, composition jointed bent limb baby body. 

 

Swaine doll mark D · I · P 2/0, GESCHUTZT GERMANY S & Cº

 

Doll mark incised: 

D · I · P 2/0

plus, Green ink stamp in a circle

GESCHUTZT GERMANY S & Cº

 

Swaine doll 9", doll mark DIP

 

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