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A.W. Special, 24"

Wislizenus bisque socket head Dolly face doll, 24" tall, composition jointed body, sleep eyes, open mouth, doll marked A.W. Special Germany.

Gottlob Schafft founded this doll factory in Waltershausen, Germany in 1851 to make papier-mâché dolls that were also exported, by 1870 Adolf Wislizenus joined the firm as a partner, around 1878 Mr. Wislizenus became the sole owner.  Over the years this company changed ownership several more times, until 1931 when they went into bankruptcy, at which time Konig & Wernicke acquired the estate.

The bisque doll heads were supplied by Bahr & Proschild, Simon & Halbig and after 1910 by Ernest Heubach and Armand Marseille.  Wislizenus dolls are of very good quality, some doll bodies have unique ball jointed construction, they made Dolly face, Unique Body Child, Character Baby dolls, mechanical walking dolls, painted eye dolls, a doll named Gretchen and Mein Glückskind (My Lucky Child).  Wislizenus dolls may have been distributed in the USA by Hamburger & Company.

 

 

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Adolf Wislizenus Doll Mold Numbers, Identifying Doll Marks

101

AW

My Sweetheart

BJ & Co

252 DEP B.P. 289

290 AW

Spe¢ial Germany

710.7

Germany

1105

Germany

AW

 Germany

A.W. Cº. Germany

A M

AWs Germany

II

AW

Ser: G/F

(inside triangle)

AW

Special

Germany

AWW

DRGM 421481

AWW

Mein

Glüuckskind

Germany

AW

O

Heubach Köppelsdorf

A.W.W.

 Germany

S.H.A.W.

Old Glory

A.W.

Registered Germany

Queen

AWW

Quality

 
Note:  BJ & Co = B. Illfelder Company         The mold 1105 the last digits 0 and 5 are superimposed

 

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