Antique FASHION AND LADY DOLLS
Slim-waisted lady dolls preceded the so-called children dolls. As children dolls became more popular, beginning in the 1880s, new and more, child-like heads were developed. Some lady dolls’ heads were also used for children dolls. Examples are: Stobé, Lady Margaret, A.T. Nina, and Mlle. Lilianne.
Antique ALL-B ISQUE DOLLS
These small dolls have one thing in common: the entire doll is porcelain. Most are German and from the beginning of the 20th century. Some are head-torso dolls, others one-piece dolls, dolls with molded shoes and socks, dolls with molded clothes. Some have painted and others glass eyes. Some have molded hair, others cut-off crown and wig. KEY: If mold number is for the complete doll, it will have an "ST" added to the number (eg. S474ST). Head-torso: head and torso are one piece. Only shoulders and hips are jointed. General instructions for stringing all-bisque dolls can be found in Doll Artisan Vol. 17, No. 6.
Antique HALF DOLLS
Half dolls were made in Germany in the beginning of the 1900s for pincushions, tea-cozies, and powder puffs. They decorated hat brushes, perfume bottles, trinket boxes and other objects.
Antique BABY DOLLS
Cute and cuddly, Baby dolls can be made with composition bodies (baby or toddler) or cloth bodies. Many can be dressed in special Christening gowns.
Artist MODERN DOLLS
Antique GERMAN DOLLS
Annettes Small J.D. Kestner Dolls — We have a set of five of J.D. Kestner’s Wunderpuppe dolls (Miracle Dolls) which were patented in 1909.They all fit the same body, wigs and eyes (painted or glass).We call them Annettes. All of the antiques were packaged in a colorful box. Details can be found in the Doll Artisan magazine Vol. 18, No.3 (March/April 1995) Vol. 18, No. 5 (July/August 1995) on the history. Head circ. 5.25"-5.75" (14-14.5cm), Eyes 8mm, Doll size 8.25" - 9" (22-23cm).
Antique FRENCH DOLLS
Jumeau Emile Jumeau was the most successful bisque doll manufacturer during the last quarter of the 1800s. He was the son of Pierre François Jumeau, who founded the company around 1842.All Jumeau heads were pressed, not cast. From the early 1890s, Jumeau made black and brown dolls. AT A.Thuiller made exceptional dolls during the last quarter of the 1880s The Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets (S.F.B.J.), which means French Society for the Manufacture of Dolls and Toys, was formed in 1899 to compete with German dollmaking companies. Eight French doll and toy factories, including Jumeau and Gaultier, comprise the Société. Many of the molds used had been created earlier by Jumeau. Some of the dolls made by S.F.B.J., including Joy, bear the UNIS France mark.The initials U.N.I.S. stand for Union National Inter-Syndicale. OTHER FRENCH DOLLS AVAILABLE.
Soft-fired Green ware, Bisque, or Painted porcelain dolls
NOTE: If not in stock, the soft-fired greenware takes three to four weeks from pouring to mailing; 1 week to pour, 2 week to dry and 1 week to soft fire; for bisque add another week. Prices do not include shipping or handling charges. Shipping charges cannot be billed on your order until it is packaged, weighed and measured and will be billed when package is ready to ship and must be paid before item is mailed. Any breakage must be reported within 24 hours of receipt of your item.
Antique BONNET HEAD DOLLS
Bisque shoulder heads with sculpted bonnet, curly painted hair, painted facial features, painted eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, brown single-stroke brows, bisque lower limbs with painted ankle boots, cloth body and porcelain limbs. Hertwig, Germany, circa 1890
Antique CHINA AND PARIAN DOLLS
Decorations might include collars, jewels, combs and ribbons. China dolls are glazed and Parian dolls are unglazed. They were made in Germany during the 1850's.