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Posted 6 years ago


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Here are three dolls that I bought recently. They are quite tall at 18". The doll in the dark dress is porcelain from the waist up and the other 2 are full body. I could not find any markings on them to help me find out the age or where they were manufactured. Any thoughts on how to identify?

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    The one in black is a german what is called a half doll. Circa about 1920 . They we used in many ways including as lamps , pincushions and in this case a doll
    She looks like composition to me as do the other 2 . Could I see their legs ? helps date them . They appear to be Romeo and Juliet dressed so could have been used in a play or a display . They were not meant to be dolls to play with . If I can see body I can do better but they are wonderful ! I love them ,
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    What's up with you and nekid dolls Mani ; )
  3. clansing1, 6 years ago
    The 2 full size dolls and bend forward and sideways and turn. The arms are moveable at the shoulder and one elbow. I like the dress and look of the half size doll the best. The half doll looks like it has a electrical plug in. I collect antiques with my dad and this is the first time I've collect a doll(s) and I saw it and had to have it. They just looked very unique.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Hey Hedge you have to see construction to know date . Like when you dated do ya remember that LOL I bet you checked first too :-)

  5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Your 2 dressed as Hamlet Characters are from the 1940's and are lovely mannequin's used for a display . The Half doll is made up as a lamp . Don't use it though . I love the other 2 and would take them in a minute .It is not always easy to ID maker of mannequins unless marked or they have attributes of a artist we know . They can also be be made my an unknown artist . You can email me at and please send photo's of their faces I can tell on my PC by painting more and they will appear much larger for me ok
  6. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    I forgot to ask are clothes sewn on ?
  7. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    hi mani hope your having a better day
  8. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Thanks Vansky we shall see how it goes :-)

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