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Celluloid Schildkröt Beby 1915 Doll
Celluloid Schildkröt Beby 1915 Doll. It has an articulated head, arms and legs. The eyes are painted, facial coloration, open mouth, molded painted hair. This doll arrived in my hands in perfect condition, only the rubbers have been changed. It measures about 33 cm.
The body and the head have the drawing of a turtle inside a diamond and the mold number 35. Mark attributed to Schildkröt.
Generally, The Bebi 1915 model was manufactured from 1915 to the late 1920s and early 1930s. namely, It was marked with the turtle inside a rhombus (old mark).
Furthermore, it was offered in different sizes and designs: with a fixed head or movable head. The baby is beautifully modelled with the limbs movable and the buttocks crushed.
Celluloid Schildkröt Beby 1915 Doll starting in 1925,had a position of the fingers and arms of the doll changed.
Likewise, in hand and finger modelling, you can see that the index finger and pinkie finger are slightly apart on both hands, while the middle fingers come together and bend slightly inward toward the palm of the hand.
Celluloid Schildkröt Beby 1915 Doll, was available with a glossy flesh-coloured or matte skin tone or celluloid black like Neger-Bebi, with a slightly different model.
Thus, depending on the year of construction, the Hair is slightly modelled, with eyes painted in different ways, with and without eyebrows, and an open-closed modelled mouth with the indicated tongue, with or without painted teeth.
Established in Bavaria in 1873 by Friedrich Bensinger, the Reinische Gummi-und Celluloid Fabrik was the major producer of celluloid in Germany.
Schildkrote is the German word for turtle, and the company’s main trademark was a walking turtle encased in a diamond, which was molded on the doll necks and bodies like Celluloid Schildkröt Beby 1915 Doll
Therfore the mark is raised. In some cases the diamond is omitted, or the turtle is enclosed in a circle, square, oval, triangle, or hexagon. Other manufacturers of celluloid also used the trademark of a turtle therfore to represent durability, however, the raiser turtle-in-a-diamond was exclusive to the Rheinische Gummi und Celluloid -Fabrik.
Manufacturers who assembled dolls from components made by Rheinische Gummi-und Celluloid-Fabrik included Kammer and Reinhardt, C. and O. Dresses and J.D. Kestner.
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