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Doll Makers 1680+

 

Below is a list of past Britain, British, England, English or United Kingdom antique doll makers from the 1680s on, included is the Company name, date of operation, doll mold numbers, identifying doll mark; letters, initials, doll trade names and symbols. 

 

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Frederic Aldis wax dolls 1878-1901

   - doll mark F. Aldis Belgrave Mansions SW

Thomas Aldred wax dolls 1881-1903

All British Doll Mfg Co 1915-1919

   - all composition dolls, composition & kid

Alliance Toy Co cloth dolls 1917-1920

Allwin Doll Co cloth dolls 1920s-1930s

Amanda Jane LTD 1952-2007

   - hard plastic and vinyl dolls

Gabriel Mentech Assael 1919-1925+

Art Fabric Mills cloth rag dolls 1913-1916 London

Art Toy Manufacturing Co 1919-1923

    - Misska cloth rag dolls, Bathing Jeff

Art Statue Co 1917-1918

   - composition heads & parts supplier

Atlantic Rubber Co Ltd. 1923

  - trademark Toggy

Atlas Manufacturing Co 1914-1918

   - cloth dolls, British ceramic heads, hands

Mabel Lucie Attwell artist, designer 1914-1962

   - designed Bambinas for Chad Valley

   and others including Roddy Doll Co.

   Diddums dolls, Pooksie doll, Caresse dolls

Austen & Haben 1916

   - British ceramic & cloth dolls

 

Bailey & Baxter wax dolls 1916

   - unglazed porcelain dolls dipped in wax

William Bailey Company dolls 1916+

William Bailey doll mark KLIPTIKO

   - doll mark KLIPTIKO

Batger & Co wax dolls 1915-1922

John Batt & Co doll mark symbol of a bat 1883

John Batt doll mark symbol of a bat

Anthony Bazzoni 1828-1878

   - wax dolls, composition dolls

Bell & Francis 1900-1921

Mabel Bland-Hawkes cloth dolls 1918-1930

Bluebird Toys Plc 1980-1998

   - now owned by Mattel USA

Boudoir dolls 1915-1930s

Borough British dolls 1915-1920

Braxted Doll Village Industries 1918-1928

Britannia Toy Co dolls 1919-1926

British National Doll mark BND 1930-1960

British National doll mark BND

British Products Mfg Co dolls 1917

British Toys dolls 1915-1920

  - Nottingham Toy Industry, Shanklin Toy Ind.

Brown & Richie LTD. dolls

   - English China, glassware maker

 

Cascelloid LTD 1919-1968

   - also known as Palitoy Co

Cauldon Potteries 1774-1925+

Chad Valley Doll Co 1897-1978

Charm Toys 1940s

Cobo cloth dolls 1870s+ Bailiwick Guernsey

W. Cohen & Son dolls 1924-1930s

S. Coleman wax dolls prior to 1867

  

   - Nos. 6, 7, 11, 12, & 26, Ground Floor

   Pantheon, Oxford Street Entrance

Frederick Cooper & Son 1915-1920

Corinthian Bazaar wax dolls after 1867

W.H. Cornelius dolls 1924

Cowan, de Groot & Ross dolls 1922-1930 London

Mrs. Clara Coxeter dolls 1865-1870

Crabet Shape Co cloth mask faced dolls 1916-1918

Cremer & Son dolls 1862-1900

  

- Cremer Dolls Toys Games 210 Regent St

Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co 1889-1940s

Curry & Co wood block jointed dolls 1912-1913

 

Dean's Rag Book dolls 1903+

Dell & Co 1918-1922

Dennis, Malley & Co demalcol dolls 1921-1924

Deptford Toy Making Industries 1917-1919

Diamond Pottery Co. bisque heads 1908-1925+

Diamond Pottery Co doll mark Diamond

   - doll mark < Diamond >

Diamond Tile Co 1940s

T.A. Dixon noxid composition dolls 1918-1920

Doll Manufacturers 1917-1920 Tunbridge Wells

   - British ceramic heads, mask face, black & Hindu

Doll Pottery Co British ceramic heads 1916-1920

Doll Pottery doll mark mark D.P.Co English Make

 - mark D.P.Co English Make, doll mold 161, 654305

Dolls Supplies 1915-1921 Liverpool & London

Dolphitch Mfg Co wax dolls 1909-1918

Dorothy doll - unknown English maker

 - marked Dorothy 9082 made in England

Dura Porcelain Co 1915-1918

  Dura Porcelain doll mark DU 28 RA

   - also Empress Pottery, doll mark DU 28 RA

B. Dutch 1922-1926

 

East London Toy Factory 1915-1928

East London Federation of Suffragettes Toy

   Factory

   - doll mark E.L.S.F.

Eccles rubber dolls 1921-1926

   - also called New Eccles Rubber Works

Hans Englebert Eckardt 1911

   - doll mark a horse drawn cart

Walter & Ronald Eckart 1920-1925

Charles Edwards 1852-1865

John Edwards wax dolls 1868+

Edwards & Pamflett 1918-1923

Eisenmann doll mark Einco 1881-1940 London

   -  & Furth, Bavaria,  King of the Toy Trade

 

Elite Doll Company 1915-1918

Elite Doll Co mark Dep. Elite U.S. 1

  - British ceramic head doll mark Dep. Elite U.S.1

   - E continued above

   - E continued

Rees Ellison & Co 1915-1920s

 L. Rees Ellison & Co, doll mark Ellarco

  - also as L. Rees & Co, doll mark Ellarco

Empire Porcelain Co founded 1896-1967

  Empire Porcelain  doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent

   - 1916+ doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent

Empress Pottery - see Dura Porcelain Co

English Doll Mfg Co 1916-1917

English Rag Dolls 1892

English Toy Mfg Co 1914-1915

Stephen Erhard celluloid dolls 1887-1930

   - doll mark S.E.S, S E & S

Joseph H. Evans & Sons wax dolls 1868-1881

Falcon Pottery Works - see William Henry Goss

J. K. Farnell & Co dolls 1871-1968

   - Farnell's Alpha Toys label

    renamed Twyford Works 1968-1970

 

Gamages dolls 1878-1972 Holborn, London

   - department store, Gamages catalogue

Georgian Wood dolls 1750-1800

S. Godfey doll mark sheaf of wheat, SG 1880

S. Godfey doll mark sheaf of wheat, SG

C. Gooch. wax dolls by Charles Marsh 1865+

Chars. Gooch doll mark or label

William Henry Goss & Co 1858-1934

Gourdel, Vales & Co doll mark Thumbs Up 1921

Grecon dolls 1930s-1940s by Margarete Cohn

   - felt dollhouse dolls with metal feet

 

Hamley Brothers 1760+

   - doll mark Fums Up Thumbs Up 1919,

   1917 Elfie a kewpie type in British ceramic

  Hamleys Dolls Repaired, 64 Regent St. W

   distributed dolls Admiral John Jellicoe

Hammond Manufacturing Co dolls 1916-1919

S. Hancock & Sons dolls 1857-193

  - also called; Gordon Works, Corona Pottery.

   doll mark S. H. & S. English Make

   doll mark NTI  BOY English Make

   Hilda Cowham Hancock's 2 (designer)

Laurie Hansen & Co 1915-1921

Harwin & Co 1911-1921

Hewitt & Leadbetter 1914-1920

  - also know as Willow Pottery, Hewitt Bros.

William Higgs wooden dolls 1733

 

Leonard Ibbetston 1917-1920

Imperial Toy Co 1915-1919

International Toy Co 1926-1929 & USA

Abraham & Henry Isaacs 1881-1891

   - doll mark The Cherub Doll

Anne Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit 1906 East Surrey

Izzard Importer dolls, 136 Regent St. 136 1860-1878+

Keats & Co dolls 1916

Keen & Co dolls 1913-1933 see next

Julius Kohnstam dolls 1913-1933

 

Henry Lamplough dolls 1916-1925+

Lang & Co rubber dolls 1865-1869

Lawton Doll Manufacturing Co 1920-1930+

    - composition Cupid Kewpie dolls 1920-1922

Liberty & Co of London 1906+

   - dist. Mdvanii dolls by Billy Boy 1989+

London Rag Dolls 1865-1905

 

Joseph Robert Mally & Co 1891-1899

Day Marcus & Co 1916-1922

Marion & Cos 1916-1917

Charles Marsh wax dolls 1865-1914

   - 31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London W

Martin & Runyon Doll Co 1862-1865

  - dist. Autoperipatetikos - walking dolls

Mayer & Sherratt British ceramic head dolls 1915-1920

   - doll mark Melba, paper label; Classic Doll, M & S

Meakin & Ridgeway 1919-1920

Herbert J. Meech wax dolls 1865-1916

   - H.J. Meech Doll Maker, Dolls Cleaned & Repaired,

   So. Kennington Road, London S.E.1

Merrythought 1930s+

Metropolitan India Rubber Co dolls 1870s

Metropolitan Toy & Doll Co 1914-1915

Miller Brothers 1916

J. P. Miller & Co 1916-1919

   - trademark compolene, compolite non-break material

Millikin & Lawley 1881-1882

Milliner's Model, mannikin dolls 1840s-1860s

W. H. Mogridge & Co 1918

Mme. Augusta Montanari wax dolls 1851-1884

   - Montanari, 251 Regent St. & 180 Soho Bazaar

Horace W. & Charles Morrell wax dolls 1870-1930

  - H.W. Morrell 164 Oxford Street London

   Charles Morrell 368 Oxford Street London W.

James Leicester Mortyn 1860-1879

 

Nellfoy & Co wax dolls 1916-1921

Peggy Nesbit 1950s+

Nottingham Toy Industry 1915-1920

  - British Toys, Shanklin Toy Industry

Nunn & Sneed British ceramic head dolls 1915-1927

   - doll mark The Nunsuch N & S Liverpool No.

Old Cottage Toys 1940s+

 

Palitoy Cascelloid 1919-1968

   - Palitoy Company bradgate division

Papier Mache dolls 1760+

John Edward Payne rubber dolls 1849+

W. Payne & Son celluloid dolls 1772-1927

Peacock dolls 1862-1889

   - 525 New Oxford St. London W.C.

Lucy Peck wax dolls 1893-1922

   - 131 Regent Street London W

Peddler dolls 1700s+

Pedigree Co, Sindy 1942-1960s

   - also known as Triang Line Brothers

Charles Perls celluloid dolls 1916-1922

Henri Pierotti wax dolls 1770-1942

William Pitfield wax dolls 1875-1894

Polmar Perfumery Co Pinka-Boo dolls 1921

Edward Poole dolls wax dolls 1854-1865

John R. Poole wooden dolls 1843-1860

William Poole wax, composition dolls 1852-55

Frank Popper doll mark FP 1940s+

Potteries Toy Co 1914-1918

Frederick William Punfield 1822-1925+

 

Mary Quant Daisy doll 1973

Queen Anne wooden dolls 1700-1750

 

H. S. Ralph 1924

E. Randall, Grödner Tal wood dolls 1904-1958

Rayburn Townsend & Co 1924-1925

Ridgeway 1800-1925+

   - doll mark J. Ridgeway, J.R.

   1859 Brown, Westhead & Moore Co
   doll mark B.W.M. & Co

   1891 took over Hancock & Sons

Roberts Brothers 1888

   - became part of Chad Valley Co

Joseph Robins dolls 1826-1901

Rock China Doll Co 1915-1919

Roddy Doll Co 1938-1950s

   - doll mark Rodnoid

Roncorone beeswax dolls 1800s

W. A. Rose & Co 1921

Rosebud 1947-1967 now Mattel

Roxy Factory 1915-1920

 

S & L Mfg Co 1926

Thomas Salter rubber dolls 1915-1930

Sasha dolls by Morgenthaler 1964-2004

  - also made by Gotz Puppenfabrik Germany

Santy Inventor waxed dolls 1860

   - 340 Long Room Soho Bazaar London

Schlieff & Co 1922-1924

J. Fred Scott & Co 1915-1917

Shanklin Toy Industry cloth dolls 1915-1920

   - Nottingham Toy Industry - British Toys

Shropshire Toy Industries 1917

Mr. Simmonds 1917

Fawcett Simpson & Co 1915-1919

Frederick Sindall 1895-1923

Sloan & Co dolls 1915-1918

Edward Smith wax dolls 1880s

   - Edward Smith The City Toy Shop

   8 Cheap Side London, E. C.

Samson Smith China dolls 1846-1900s

  

  - doll mark intertwined SS, after 1900s SS Ltd

W. H. Smith & Son 1916-1918

Smith & Hoyle 1916-1917

Specialty Toy & Doll Co 1919-1920

Speights Doll Factory 1900-1924

  - also called Classic Works

Gilbert Spicer & Co 1916-1917

E. C. Spurin Toy Warehouse dolls 1851-1867

   - New Bond Street, London

Star Mfg Co 1887-1929

Steevan's Manufacturing Co 1917

   - spring activated walking dolls

Steiner & Co 1915

Strome & Co 1892-1930s

Sieve Sunlight & Co 1915-1920

Sutherland Doll Co 1918 Arcadian Babs doll

 

Tah Toys LTD 1917-1918

Telma Mfg Co 1917-1918

William J. Terry 1890-1915

Thorne Brotherss 1915-1918

Three Arts Toy Industries 1920-1927

Three Arts Women's Emp. Fund 1915-20

M. E. Todhunter 1926-1928

Tri-ang Line Brothers 1876+

   - also known as Pedigree Co 1942-1960s

H. Francis Turner & Co 1894-1924

W. S. Turton 1915-1918

Tyneside Toys 1918-1919

 

Vickers, LTD 1920

Vulcanite Company rubber dolls 1870s

 

Watford Toy Mfg 1915

Norah Wellings 1926-1960

   - also called Victoria Toy Works

Welmaid Toys 1920

James Wheelhouse 1908-1923

C & H White 1800s

William & Mary wood dolls 1680-1720

Williams & Steer Mfg Co 1940s-1950s

   - doll mark W & ST, Made In England

Wholesale Toy Co 1915-1921

Wiltshaw & Robinson 1915-1923

Wolstan Doll Co 1918-1928

Womens Emergency Corp Workshop 1914-17

Wonderland Toymaking Co 1921-1923

Wood dolls, Wooden dolls 1300+

R. Woode Toy Co 1917

Worthitt & Co 1916-1917

William Richard Wynne 1895-1897

 

Walter Zimmer 1909-1913

Zoo Soft Toy Co, plush dolls 1928

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