1919 - 1932
Metal, bisque, glass, textiles, leather
661 mm (length); 495 mm (height);
Place of origin
KöppelsdorfOrder this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A doll size black painted clockwork (automaton) metal 'bow' type rocking horse and rider. The horse is ridden by a 'Heubach Koppelsdorf Thuringia' German bisque headed doll with composition and wooden body/limbs. The company were in production from 1919 to 1932. The doll has a makers mark on the back of her head reading '250/5/0'. With a red painted metal rockers with white mohair(?) wavy mane and tail. Leather bridle and wire bit inside open mouth. The a bisque headed doll is wearing a deep pink velvet dress with long sleeves gathered at the cuffs, and matching hat. Cream lace collar and dirty brown velvet sash around her waist. Brown real(?) hair, brown glass eyes, painted facial details. Open mouth showing teeth. In her left hand she holds a crop painted gold and yellow with a red painted leather loop at one end. In her right hand she holds the leather bridle. She has painted wooden legs and feet and composition or painted wooden hands. Total number of items is 2.
Marks and inscriptions
On the back of the doll's head: 'Heubach. Koppeldorf/ 250. 150[slash]0/ Germany' On the key: 'MINIC/ Tri - ang 3'
Makers and roles
Heubach-Koppelsdorf , manufacturer