Carl Trautmann Catterfelder Puppenfabrik Dolls 1884-1930s
Carl Trautmann Puppenfabrik (Doll Factory) was founded 1884 in Finsterbergen, Thüringia, Germany. By 1900 they were making ball jointed dolls of the finest quality, in 1904 they also offered mechanical pull string moving dolls and speaking dolls with bellows.
Some bisque doll heads were made for Trautmann by Simon & Halbig whose mark is shown below and includes the initials S & H CT along with various size numbers.
In 1906 the Trautmann Doll Factory moved to Catterfelder, Germany near Waltershausen and changed it’s name to Catterfelder Puppenfabrik.
It’s presumed Kestner now supplied the bisque heads for Catterfelder who made small dolls, bisque socket head ball jointed dolls in black or white, bisque shoulder head dolls with kid bodies and accessories. By 1911 Catterfelder also made celluloid painted hair baby dolls with sleep eyes.
Catterfelder Puppenfabrik Doll Marks Identified initials CP, CT
Catterfelder Doll Mold Numbers Identified
91, 200, 201, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 212, 217, 218, 219, 220, 262, 263, 264, 265, 270, 502, 1100, 1200, 1357
Note: Catterfelder doll mold 205 and 206 were registered, but no known examples have been found. Catterfelder doll mold 264 has pierced ears, an unusual feature on a Kestner made head
Catterfelder Doll Trademarks Identified
In 1910 Mein Sonnenschein puppen -My Sunshine doll, Mein Herz puppen -My Heart doll mold 200, 219, in 1922 Kleiner Sonnenschein puppen – Little Sunshine dolls made of papier mache.