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Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik antique bisque head doll, 16"

Porzellanfabrik Rauenstein antique bisque head doll, 16"

The Rauenstein Porcelain factory was founded by Friedrich Christian Greiner (the Greiner family of Lauscha) in Rauenstein, Thϋringia, Germany in 1783, for making pottery and other household items. 

 

The earliest dolls made were nanking China head dolls which maybe marked with the Rauenstein R, ( the R marking is also used by other doll makers) or the doll mold 114.

 

After several changes of ownership, in 1892 the burnt factory of Hugo Michaelis was purchased, was rebuilt and bisque head dolls, figurines and knick-knack making began, the two factories by this time employed 260 workers.

 

In 1918 they purchased a third factory, that of Amandus Michaelis and now employed 500 workers.

 

Two named Rauenstein dolls are 1892+ Alice, a shoulder head with a jointed kid leather body, doll mold 191 and Dora.

 

In 1895 Rauenstein registered their doll trade mark of two crossed flags, which is usually with the letters of A, C, D, N, No, P or R. 

 

Most of the Porzellanfabrik Rauenstein bisque head dolls we have found are small cabinet size dolls, but we have seen their dolls as large as 17" tall, with sleep eyes, open mouth, wigged, most are on jointed composition bodies, as shown on right and face shown above, this doll is marked:

 

Rauenstein doll mark

Made in Germany two crossed flags D. 4 1/2 O. 

Porzellanfabrik bisque head doll 16" tall

Porzellanfabrik Rauenstein Doll Marks Identified

Rauenstein China doll mark R asterisk

Rauenstein China doll mark R asterisk 

Rauenstein China doll mark mold 114 12/0 N

Rauenstein China doll mark mold 114 12/0 N

Rauenstein doll mark Alice No 191 18/0

Rauenstein doll mark Alice No 191 18/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany Dora 16/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany Dora 16/0

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags No 14 P

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags No 14 P

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags R 0/22

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags R 0/22

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags R = n

Rauenstein doll mark crossed flags R = n

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany N 2 A crossed flags

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany N 2 A crossed flags

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany ? crossed flags 11 C

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany ? crossed flags 11 C

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany No crossed flags C. . D .

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany No crossed flags C. . D .

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 5/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 5/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 7

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 7

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 9

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 9

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 9/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. 9/0

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany No. crossed flags 90 .D.

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany No. crossed flags 90 .D.

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. O.

Rauenstein doll mark Made in Germany crossed flags D. O.

Rauenstein Doll Series Letters Identified

 

A, C, D, N, No, P, R

Rauenstein Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 

90, 114, 191, 5430

 

 

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