history of Handwerck Heinrich

Item number: Handwerck Heinrich (4333)

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Company history and description of the company Heinrich Handwerck in Gotha, near Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany

In 1876 Heinrich and Minna Handwerck started producing dolls in Gotha near Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany. In 1902 they were purchased by Kammer & Reinhardt in 1902.
Until at least 1932 Kammer & Reinhardt continued to produce the Handwerck molds and they added "OHG" to the marketing.
Handwerck's bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck, but produced by Simon & Halbig and are of high quality and fine workmanship.
Heinrich Handwerck is probably best known for their Bébé dolly faced bisque head child dolls and babies, kid or composition jointed bodies, they also produced some celluloid dolls, too.

Doll mold numbers, letters and trade names:
69, 79, 89, 99, 109, 119, 139, 160, 189, eight pointed star + French or German words, Baby Cut, Bébé Cosmopolite, Bébé de Recalme, Bébé Superior, Made in Germany + an upside down horseshoe + Hch # H, HH, HHW, HW, Germany + HANDWERCK + Halbig, LaBelle, LaBonita and Lotti, ink body stamp number 100297

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