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Posted 11 months ago

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EllyM
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I would like to know who he is? How old and if anyone can help me identify him? He has been with a family for 5 generations..Hair looks human? Has moth holes in some clothes areas,About 10" tall-Arms & legs move-Appear to be metal?? He has a stuffed upper torso,feels like sawdust or similar-Feet are painted like boots and porcelain to the ankle-Metal under porcelain? I cannot find any markings on him at all..He is Very detailed-Even his mustache appears to be human hair?? Please help!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Very nice doll ! it's a keeper . Look at back of neck for any markings and I will watch for your reply . Also can you take a close up of face ?
  2. EllyM, 11 months ago
    I added more pics and Details..he has No Markings on him,as far as we can tell-We cannot remove his clothes
  3. EllyM, 10 months ago
    Can anyone help me identify him?? IM reallyu curious who he is and how old? Thanks
  4. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    He has some of the characteristics of a Bucherer Swiss Oily Bisque Doll . He is dressed in a European Military suit . He was made as a novelty doll and could be used as a doll house doll. I would date him early 1900's not civil war era . He should have a mark just under collar in back of neck . It will help to give him a positive ID . There were so many German, and French dolls makers we need a mark or symbol . His country of origin should be on him also look just under hairline for mark . I tagged this for when you reply I am sorry I forgot him :-)
  5. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    I looked at neck again lift hair a bit to see ok
  6. EllyM, 10 months ago
    I rechecked again and he has No Markings under his hairline..There is some glue residue on upper neck,I see no Markings on him at all..I wish i could remove his clothes,but i cant
  7. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    The marking would be on head not body . Is the collar glued to him ?
  8. EllyM, 10 months ago
    Collar is Very tight.I moved it down as far down as i could and there is No Markings on his neck or back of head??
  9. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    When we come across one we can not see the mark which has to be there it is under wig and we gently pull up on it . ONLY if it is completley needed . I would say we would lidt him as a novelty bisque doll . He is wonderful and we don't risk ruing clothes to see name . The name of maker is always not that important . He dates 1890-1920 . His value because of metal hands would increase him as they are not as commom. Bucherer did metal dolls but their hands were usually composition . His value would not change by maker's name .
  10. EllyM, 10 months ago
    Did i overpay at 250.00 Im hoping not
  11. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Here is one similar although your's is much nicer , but just to get a idea of type of doll . Your's is either German or French
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Charming-5-German-antique-bisque-shoulderhead-male-dollhouse-doll-w-mustache-/370905003543?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item565ba93617
  12. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    I think you did fine on price as he is not common to find . If he was just plain without metal parts and hair like one I showed you then it would be top dollar but your's is much harder to find because of body so no you did not over pay . I love him !

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