Many French or German antique bisque dolls have a DEP in the doll
marking, plus the makers symbol, letters etc.
On a French doll
an abbreviation for Déposé on a German doll DEP is an abbreviation
for Deponirt, both referring to a registered design in their respective
The earliest DEP dolls have a closed mouth, later dolls
have an open mouth.
Some DEP dolls may have a Jumeau stamped body. Some later DEP bisque heads
are thought to have been made by Simon & Halbig.
Doll Shown; DEP marked antique bisque head girl doll, composition ball jointed body including wrists,
wigged, feathered brows, real upper eyelashes, painted lower eyelashes, sleep
eyes, open mouth with teeth