Very Rare 1921’s Troubadour Bucherer/saba Swiss Metal/compo Jointed Doll Ex/nm
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Very Rare 1921’s Troubadour Bucherer/saba Swiss Metal/compo Jointed Doll Ex/nm:
Buenos Aires - Argentina
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Very Rare 1921’s TROUBADOUR Bucherer/SABA Swiss Metal/Compo Jointed Doll EX/NM
Patented ball jointed body, made of aluminum, steel and brass, completely poseable thanks to its finely turned metal balls and sockets with flesh molded removable composition head, hands and shoed feet.Very well molded flesh colored composition head with painted facial features and intaglio eyes.
He is dressed in his complete factory original felt and cotton clothing consisting of white cotton shirt with black bow tie, ocher felt vest, brown felt riding breeches, black oilcloth and composition knee-high boots.
Marked on the torso: “Made in // Switzerland // Patents // Applied For”. Made in Amriswil, Switzerland by Bucherer & Cie, circa 1927.
7-½ inches (19 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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