Rare Early 1921 Small Head Jiggs (&maggie)bucherer/saba Swiss Metal Jointed Doll
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Rare Early 1921 Small Head Jiggs (&maggie)bucherer/saba Swiss Metal Jointed Doll:
Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Rare Early 1921 Small Head JIGGS (&Maggie)Bucherer/SABA Swiss Metal Jointed Doll
Patented ball jointed body with soft stuffed torso, made of steel and brass, completely poseable thanks to its finely turned metal balls and sockets with removable composition hands and shoed feet.Flesh colored bald head with molded and painted facial features, surprised intaglio eyes, wide closed mouth, reddish brown molded hair over ears, top of head and nape.
He is dressed in his complete felt and cotton clothing consisting of a black felt tuxedo with tails jacket, creamy white vest with black beaded buttons, white cotton sleeveless shirt with visible collar and cuffs, black over-sized shoes.
Made in Amriswil, Switzerland by Bucherer & Cie, circa 1921.
6-½ inches (16.5 cm) height.
This example is compete with original clothes and no visible moth holes in excellent to near mint overall condition.(*) The Bucherer patented metal ball-jointed dolls, also known as SABA, were produced in Switzerland since 1921 to 1935. They were designed and produced over 160 different models, being two-thirds of their production intended for export. As America was the largest importer, Bucherer took advantage of that and developed many comic characters and celebrities such as Mutt and Jeff, Happy Hooligan, Maggie and Jiggs, the Katzenjammer Kids, Amelia Earhart, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, William Hart, etc. Also, the very realistic ethnic and uniformed figures and children’s heroes that were very popular with the American buyer.
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$28.00 (All Europe)
$30.00 (Rest of World)
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