history of Handwerck Max

Item number: Handwerck Max (4334)

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Category: Handwerck Max




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Company history and description of the company Max Handwerck in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany

In 1899 Heinrich Vortmann and Max Handwerck began their doll making business, located in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany.
In 1902 Mr. Vortmann left the business.
Max designed the bisque doll heads, however many of them were actually produced by William Goebel, thus they may bear the Goebel trademark of a triangle inside a half moon.
In 1902 they registered the trade name Triumph Bébé.
In 1913 they registered the trade name Madame Butterfly.
In 1922 they registered the trade name Handwerck Celebrated Doll.
Sometime after Max passed away, thus his widow Anna was left the sole owner of the company.
They are probably best known for their all porcelain Bébé Elité doll.
Max Handwerck also made Elite googly eye dolls.

Doll mold numbers: Bébé Elite 28 285 286 297 421

Doll marks: Made Handwerck Germany, Max Handwerck Germany, Made in Germany Max Handwerck, M. Handwerck Germany, plus doll mold, doll size number

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