Edmund Edelmann Dolls 1919+ German
Edmund Edelmann doll company of Sonneberg, Germany, founded in 1903 was in the doll making business from 1919+.
Their antique bisque baby doll socket heads were purchased from Armand Marseille or Schoenau & Hoffmeister. Edelmann also supplied dolls or doll parts to doll hospitals.
Edelmann made character baby dolls with a bisque or celluloid socket head 16, 20 or 24″ tall, on a five piece composition toddler or bent limb baby body, molded painted hair or wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth, some with pierced or open nostrils.
Edelmann bisque character doll shown left is 16″ tall, wigged, sleep eyes, pierced nostrils called a breather doll, open mouth, dimple in chin, composition five piece jointed baby bent limb body, doll mark Melitta A Germany M or Melitta.
Edelmann doll marks
Melitta 4 1/2, Melitta A. Germany M, Mine, SHPB in a star Mona, Bee symbol Melitta Wein (celluloid or plastic mark)