Sunday, November 1, 2015

Black Islander Doll Heuback Koppelsdorf 399

Another little project.  This one was for me.  This is an app. 10 inch Heubach Koppelsdorf Black Islander Bisque head doll.  

According to - Ernst Heubach's porcelain factory was in Koppelsdorf, Germany, they made bisque doll heads on kid or composition bodies.  Ernst Jr. married Beatrice Marseille, daughter of Armand Marseille and one of E. Heubach's sculptors had a brother that worked as a sculptor at Marseille, which may explain why their dolls have similarities to one another.
In 1919 Heubach and Marseilles merged and formed the United Porcelain Factory of Koppelsdorf (Vereinigte Koppelsdorf Porzellanfabrik vorm Armand Marseille and Ernst Heubach).  By 1932 the two companies went their separate ways.  During this union, 1919-1932 dolls are often marked with 'Heubach Koppelsdorf'.

He (or she) needed cleaning and minor repair.  The doll has its original brass earrings and grass skirt. A little grass hat is missing.  I plan to make one some day. 

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