Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Can anyone help identify this doll’s maker or origion?

In Dolls > Bisque Dolls > Show & Tell.
Bisque Dolls24 of 211An Antique Squeezebox Mignonette SwingerMy Great-Auntie's Doll
5
Love it
0
Like it

CoralSunCoralSun loves this.
LataLata loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 1 year ago

    Ninki
    (1 item)

    I have a doll thatis around 19 inches tall. She is very pretty with original hair and glass eyes. She has a jointed kid body ...but it is in rough condition. Her shoulder plate has obviously been replaced. Is she a French doll or a German doll.? She has the number 11 on the back of her neck...but that is the only marks I can find. I have her original clothes...but they are pretty tattered.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Bisque Dolls
    See all
    Antique French Bisque Head Closed Mouth Fashion Doll 17" Barrois "E" Nun Habit
    Antique French Bisque Head Closed M...
    $827
    19" antique bisque head German Kestner Baby Hilda Doll w Damage  REPAIR or PARTS
    19" antique bisque head German ...
    $360
    DARLING 3"ANTIQUE BLACK BISQUE DOLL (MARKED 226 - 8 Germany) BEAUTIFLLY DRESSED
    DARLING 3"ANTIQUE BLACK BISQUE ...
    $70
    24" antique bisque head & composition German Handwerck Doll mold 69-12-x  "TLC"
    24" antique bisque head & compo...
    $138
    logo
    Antique French Bisque Head Closed Mouth Fashion Doll 17" Barrois "E" Nun Habit
    Antique French Bisque Head Closed M...
    $827
    See all

    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Wow stunning early closed mouth shoulder head bisque doll . Dating 1800s . She has the appearance of a German "Made for French Market Doll " . Does she have a solid dome head or is there a pate or opening on top of head ? Has a very French look .
    2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      I re-looked at body by blowing up photo. She is not on right body . So Now I am starting to lean toward her being a French doll . She is also a swivel neck doll making her a very high quality doll. The body is to small and that is why shoulder plate is sticking out , Be careful it doesn't get accidentally banged on something as it is unprotected and I would NOT trust head and shoulder attachment as it is since the head could fall off too . Did you look under hair for a mark ?
    3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      I also question if that is original shoulder plate ? Are they same color in person ?
    4. Ninki, 1 year ago
      The shouldEr plate has been replaced ... her head has a hole in the top ... it was stuffed with cloth. I did not see any markings there ... she has a really pretty face and eyes ... thanks for your opinions as to what she is!
    5. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Hi
      She should be on a fully jointed composition body not the kid leather or shoulder plate. She is a socket head doll and if put on a french compo body or German one she would be perfect and one of the prettiest I have seen and I have seen seen thousands . Appears to have some bisque impurities from the liquid pour . The little black specks which do not depreciate her value . I was ruling out a Belton type head but with opening it is not. I hope you find correct body . Some dolls we can't always say exactly who made them but because there is no country of origin stamped into mold it is pre 1891 .
    6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      A body like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/B01-Antique-17-inches-Tall-Body-for-22-French-German-Bisque-Head-Doll-Good/224074201501?hash=item342bdcf99d:g:Wd8AAOSwH6xfB7D0

      you will have to measure neck on doll to get correct size
    7. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywJlz4zOK58
    8. Ninki, 1 year ago
      Wow... thanks... I did not know they put a bisque head on a composition body ... she is missing her neck... the shoulder plate she is attached to has the neck . I will have to search for a body that includes a neck I think . I always thought the hands looked way to small compared to her head .
    9. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      She appears to have a neck where the numbers are ? The inside of a composition body has a opening just like the replaced shoulder plate . The socket on bottom of head fits into it and it stops it from falling into body . I will take a photo of a head off body showing whole neck and the opening on the body . Send me a email so I can send photo to you no way to add to this post . Manikin1234@hotmail.com
    10. Ninki, 1 year ago
      I got to thinking about what I said... I double checked and she does have a neck ... lol... so I measure the diameter of her neck and find a comparable body on eBay or do place like that? Interesting video .
    11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      I forgot to mention she is what is called a open closed mouth doll . I looked back and see I did not mention that . Meaning her lips are parted a bit but there is no opening .
    12. Lata Lata, 1 year ago
      Amazing Doll! by the thick eyebrows and other paint characteristics, i would say she is as French "Jumeau".
    13. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      I agree she is in the style of the French doll maker however she is not marked and Jumeau did mark theirs . So it is unclear exact maker . She looks French but German makers like Kestner and others that made heads that looked French for export to France also . So Since I don't guess at maker unless I am sure I am going to say likely German made for French export , But at this time unknown maker . With a small possibility of her being french .

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.