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German Dolls37 of 268German bisque boy doll laughing w/ teethAntique German Doll - Adolf  Wislizenus - 1851-1931
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I'm trying to learn more about this doll. The back of the head reads: Made in Germany//201 18/0//DEP. There are a few other indescript markings on the back, as well. The legs are each marked by the hip joint with what appears to be 14. The 4 is clear, I'm guessing at the 1. The head has an open mouthed smile with teeth. (You can literally see through the mouth.) It only stands about 7inches tall.

    I bought it for $1 yesterday at a thrift shop. I removed the clothes/wig it came with. I have no reason to believe that they were original. I thought the cork? body, wood arms/legs, and stringing held in place by tiny wood pieces would help with identification more than the heavily bobby pinned wig and the Made in Hong Kong dress.

    The stand it was on had a modern $2.97 price tag. I assume the shop thought that was the original price of the doll. I kinda doubt it.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Antique early 1900's bisque Gebrüder Knoch doll made in Germany . This is a dollhouse doll on crude body . Great find wow !
    2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Do not use this price but just use a reference as the buyer set price and does not reflect always what a doll will sell for!53186!US!-1:rk:5:pf:0
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      The other numbers on your dolls head refer to her size . She is mold 201
    4. junkcollector junkcollector, 4 years ago
      That answered a lot. Thank you so much. I was stuck running in "DEP doll" circles online (all of which were larger than I have and not having bodies of this material).

      I really appreciate your response. I'm almost inclined to just display her, as is. I know it's technically a "crude body" but I like the material and there's something poetic about having it contrast against the highly detailed head.

      I am most impressed with the technique of using the wood pieces to hold the stringing in place. Thanks again!
    5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Very collectible doll and I would keep her also :-) DEP just means it is registered and a patent
    6. JenniferH JenniferH, 4 years ago
      Umm..where’s this thrift shop? I will pack my bags.
    7. junkcollector junkcollector, 4 years ago
      She was on a shelf of misc at a run-of-the-mill Goodwill. Sometimes you just get lucky. :)
    8. Lata Lata, 4 years ago
      Awesome find!

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