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Below is a list of past Antike Puppen Hersteller, German doll makers from L to O; Company names, dates of operation, doll mold numbers, doll marks, labels, letters or initials, trade names and symbols.  Names beginning with Porzellanfabrik or similar, are listed under name of owner or town.  Abbreviation Gebr. = Gebrüder (brother or brothers).  

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Doll Makers  A-G  H-K  < L-O >  P-R  S-T  U-Z 

 

Note:  C and K, C and Z, I and J - can all be spelled phonetically and interchangeably in German and in old script ß equals the SS sound.  

Lambert & Samhammer doll mark LS 1872-1884

Lambert & Samhammer doll mark anchor symbol LS 1876

 - owners M. Lambert, A. Marseille, P. Samhammer

Adolph Landsberger doll mark ALB in 1901-1908

Adolph Landsberger doll mark ALB

Hermann Landshut & Co 1892-1895

  - mark on foot 66543, doll mark Linon on a banner

Fritz Langbein 1918-1925+

Georg Langbein 1915-1925+

Oscar Langbein 1908-1925+

Alfred Lange doll mark May Blossom 1923

Alfred Lange doll mark May Blossom

Erben G. Lange wood dolls 1853+

Arthur Laufer doll mark Laufer Puppe 1923-1925

Arthur Laufer doll mark Laufer Puppe

Aloys Lechleitner 1866-1925+

Hans Leh doll mark L 1890-1929+

Ernst Paul Lehmann mechanical 1881-1902

   - tin walking dolls, Buschow celluloid head

Ernst Paul Lehmann doll mark R bell symbol L Patent

doll mark R bell symbol L Patent

Leibe & Hofmann doll mark L & H 1772-1888

Leibe & Hofmann doll mark L & H

Rudolf Leschhorn doll mold 777 in 1924-1930s

Julius Leuthausser Täuflings wax dolls 1879-1926

Richard Leutheuser toys & dolls 1886-1924

Richard Leutheuser doll mark symbol with toys in square

   - doll mark symbol with toys in square

Herbert Josef Leven doll mark HJL 1912-1938

merger of Hugo Dressel and Leven & Sprenger

Herbert Josef Leven doll mark HJL

Leven & Sprenger 1891-1912

   - multi face dolls, leather, baby, poupards dolls

J. Levie dolls 1925-1926

Ernst Liebermann celluloid dolls 1894-1930

Ernst Paul Lehmann dol mark EL

   - doll mark EL, Eli, Violet

Ernst Liebermann doll mark ELI

Georg Nicol & Louis Liebermann 1902-1909

Georg Nicol & Louis Liebermann doll mark 201013

doll mark 201013, patent for sound device

Heinrich Liebermann doll mold 1601 in 1924-1927

doll mark sunrise Maliso

Gustav Liedel papier mache dolls 1855+

Liegnitzer Porzellanfabrik, see Moritz Papp

Limbach Porzellanfabrik doll mark 1772-1937

Limbach Porzellanfabrik doll mark

Edmund Lindner 1829-1902

Louis Lindner & Söhn doll mark LL & S 1830-1928

Louis Lindner & Söhn doll mark LL & S

doll mold 1339

Anton Link doll mark ALS 1866-1924

 Anton Link doll mark ALS

Loeffler & Diller 1887-1932+ (and London)

Loeffler & Diller doll mark L & D

   - doll mark L & D, L & DS

     merged with Eduard Schmidt in 1932   

Gebruder Lokesch metal head dolls 1902+ Lieben

Gebruder Lokesch metal head doll mark Venus over a heart

- doll mark Venus over a heart

Lona Art Dolls (A. Schmidt) celluloid 1894-1927+

August Schmidt doll mark Lona

- August Schmidt doll mark Lona DRP

Anni Lonz doll mark Alah 1923-1924

Anni Lonz doll mark Alah

Lowenthal & Co papier mâché dolls 1838-1897

Ilse Ludecke cloth art dolls 1917+

- doll mark Trachtenpuppen Schwetzingen

   Deutschland Schleßsplatz Frhorinzen

Oskar Ludwig 1897-1916

August Luge & Co doll mark 1881-1930+

August Luge & Co doll mark

   - doll trademark Pat A Cake,

   doll mold 283, 725, 740, office; London & Paris

August Luge doll mark tag South Sea Baby, Sϋdsee Baby

1927-1930 South Sea Baby, Sϋdsee Baby doll mark

Ferdinand Luge 1880-1924

A. Luthard Täufling baby dolls 1909-1918

Eg. Mich Ernst Luthardt celluloid dolls 1868-1938

Eg. Mich Ernst Luthardt doll mark Luta

   - doll mark Luta

Louis Philipp Luthardt doll mark LPL in 1909-1921+

Louis Philipp Luthardt doll mark LPL

Fritz Lutz 1913-1925

   - doll trade name Jing Go Ring

  doll mold 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005

Georg Lutz doll mark GL 2015 Superior 1887-1906

Georg Lutz doll mark GL 2015, 202  Superior

   L - continued above

   L - continued

Arno Lutzelberger & Codoll mark Ai-Ai 1923-1925

Arno Lutzelberger & Codoll mark Ai-Ai

also known as Thuringer Spielwaren-Fabrik

Hermann Lutzelberger 1895-1925+

J. N. Lutzelberger 1873-1909

Lyro Puppen Co mbH. doll mark LYRO 1923

Lyro Puppen Co mbH. doll mark LYRO 1923

- mark also by Rolfes & Co. & Franz Volpert in 1925

 

M. F. doll mark, German maker unknown

Ernst Maar & Sohn composition dolls 1917-1928+

- doll mark 256 AM Maar

doll mark EMASCO

Ma. E. Maar doll mark 3 M's, MMM 1920-1930+

Ma. E. Maar doll mark 3 M's, MMM

   - see also unknown German M doll marks

Robert Maaser Puppenfabrik 1904 / 1911-1924+ Sonneberg

Robert Maaser doll mark Germany 410 5/0

- bisque head doll mark Germany 410 5/0

   - bisque, celluloid, composition doll heads

   best known for baby dolls 410 with a movable jaw

Maienthau & Wolff 1927-1930s

Mälzer dolls 1897-1907

Mannheimer Gummi Gutta Percha und Asbest Fabrik dolls 1907-1911

August Mansert 1908-1925+

Karl Manuzmann doll name Mimosa 1923-1924

Marie Maré-Schur art dolls 1909-1918

Marienfeld Porzellanfabrik 1892-1899

  - 1900-1903 Voigt & Müller, then Hertwig & Co

Marienfeld Porzellanfabrik doll mark M on a five sided shield

   doll mark M on a six sided shield

Sigismund Markmann doll mark SMB 1902-1930

Sigismund Markmann doll mark SMB

Marottes or Schwenker - doll head on a stick

Armand Marseille doll mark AM 1885-1950s

Marseille doll mark 4 anchor symbol AM

Marseille doll mark 4 anchor symbol AM

Armand Marseille doll mark AM anchor symbol

doll mark AM anchor symbol, AM mold 341

Marseille doll mark AM Germany 341 / 1K

Martinroda Porzellanfabrik of Eger & Co. 1901

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes doll mold 192 1853-1928

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes doll mark

   - doll mark Ursula, Friedel, Spielzeug E.W. Matthes

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes doll mark

Edith Maus cloth doll mark mouse symbol 1925-1927

Edith Maus cloth doll mark mouse symbol

Carl Max & Co 1897-1914

George Mechtold & Co 1894-1915

Meissen china dolls 1710+

Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur KPM Meissen dol marks

also called Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur

Mengersgereuth Porzellanfabrik 1908-1930  

   - also Crämer & Héron 1892-1920s

Mengersgereuth Porzellanfabrik doll mark PM Grete

doll mark PM, Grete, Hans, Herzi, Trebor

    doll molds 22, 23, 255, 800, 828, 830, 900,

904, 914, 916, 924, 926, 927, 928, 929, 950

Metal Head Doll Menu 1861-1930s

Erich Metzels 1893-1897

Ernst Metzler doll mark EM 1909-1924, doll mold 890

Ernst Metzler doll mark EM 890

- called Porcelain Paul Rauschert 1924-1940s

Gebrüder Metzler & Ortloff doll mark MOI 1864-1928

Gebrüder Metzler & Ortloff doll mark MOI

Richard Metzler wax & wood dolls 1884-1928

Edmond Metzner 1889-1925+

Carl Meyer celluloid dolls 1899-1921

Erna Meyer 1940s-1950s

   - cloth doll house dolls, lilliputin-püppchen

Hermann Meyer 1926-1930

Amandus Michaelis & Co doll mark AM 1870-1918

   - 1918 acquired by Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik

Amandus Michaelis & Co doll mark AM

- doll mark AM or a standing man both inside a triangle

Hugo Michaelis & Co 1887-1892 Rauenstein

  - 1892 acquired by Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik

M. Michaelis & Co 1914-1923

Milliners Model papier mache dolls 1840s-1860s

   - mannikin dolls to display clothing fashions

Mimosa doll mark 1923

Mimosa doll mark

Mittelland Gummiwerke rubber dolls 1924-1927

doll mark Mittelland Puppe

doll mark Mittelland Puppe

August Möller & Sohn celluloid dolls 1915-1928

August Muller doll mark doll mark AMUSO 100 Germany

doll mark AMUSO, doll mold 70, 100, 1920

Moller & Dippe doll mark MDU 1879-1913

Moller & Dippe doll mark MDU

   M - continued above

   M - continued

Moll's Doll Co celluloid dolls 1950s-1960s

  - Trachten Puppen or Costume Doll

Georg Friedrich Morgenroth taufling dolls 1882

Otto Morgenroth doll factory 1905-1912 Sonneberg

   - doll trade name American Queen

Morgenroth & Co 1866-1919 Gotha

- doll mark Schutzmerke M Gotha

merged with Friedrich Schwab & Co. in 1919

Carl Moritz doll mark CT 1840-1930

Carl Moritz doll mark CT Taubenbach

Hof-Moschendorf Porzellanfabrik 1878-1925+

   - see Otto Reinecke

Carl Motschmann 1918-1925+

Christoph Motschmann doll mark 1855-1860s

Christoph Motschmann doll mark Patent 29 April 1857 Sonneberg

   - Patent 29 April 1857 Sonneberg voice box

Motschmann & Huffner 1879-1897

Andrew (Andreas) Müller doll mark AMN 1894-1923

Andreas Müller doll mark crown over two crossed poles

   - doll mark crown over 2 crossed poles

Andreas Muller doll mark doll mark AMN a bear, jester, windmill, girl

doll mark AMN a bear, jester, windmill, girl

Carl Muller 1883-1930

   - see Sonneberger Porzellanfabrik

C. G. Muller & Sohn 1797-1889 Sonneberg

   - 1889 sold to Philipp Samhammer

Johann Friedrich Muller papier mache 1805+

Karl Muller & Co doll mark M Co 1923-28 Effelder

Karl Muller & Co doll mark M Co

- also called Müller & Liebermann

Louis Müller 1918-1925+

Max Müller 1909-1918

Wilhelm G. Müller celluloid dolls 1900-1930s

Wilhelm G. Müller doll mark Wee Ge M

doll mark Wee Ge M

doll mold 221, 441, 5067, 5074, 5079, 5080

Müller & Fröbel doll & toy factory 1884-1930+

Müller & Fröbel doll mark sun, Chinese man in a square

doll mark sun, Chinese man in a square

Müller & Kaltwasser doll mark MUKA in 1927-1935

Müller & Kaltwasser doll mark MUKA

Müller & Mälzer 1888-1907 Illmenau

Müller & Strassburger papier mache 1863-1892

Müller & Strassburger doll mark M & S

doll mark M & S, M & S Superior

Julia Müller-Sarne doll mark JSM 1922

Julia Müller-Sarne doll mark JSM

August Nelke 1895-1915

Gustav Neubronner 1851-1918 Bavaria

Heinrich Neugebauer 1907-1925+

Neuhaus am Rennweg Porzellanfabrik Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 1922+

see Rudolph Heinz & Co 1858-1922+

Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik, Rudolph Heinz doll mark

both used doll mark AV, PN, doll mold 9500, 9501

Nöckler & Tittel wood dolls 1849-1930s

Nöckler & Tittel doll mark N & T 2

  - doll mark NT, N & T, doll mold 412

Nonn & Sohn 1907-1923

Erste Nordhauser Spielwarenfabrik 1922-1930

  - founder Hermann Wolf

Erste Nordhauser Hermann Wolf doll mark a wolf symbol H.W.E.N.S.P.F.

 doll mark a wolf symbol H.W.E.N.S.P.F.

Leo Nordschild doll mark Bella Puppen 1923-1924

Leo Nordschild doll mark Bella Puppen

Nymphenburg doll mark 1761-1925+

Nymphenburg doll mark

   - State porcelain factory of Bavaria

 

Nikolaus Oberender doll mark N 1908-1927

Nikolaus Oberender doll mark N

Obletter verleger, wooden dolls 1825-1859

H. Offenbacher & Co doll mark OCo 1920-1924

H. Offenbacher & Co doll mark OCo

Ohrdufer Handelsgesellschaft dolls 1922

Ohrdufer Handelsgesellschaft doll mark Handora

- doll mark Handora

Gebrüder Ohlhaver doll mark Revalo 1897-1928

 

 

 

Ondine Swimming Dolls 1890+ also France

Orben, Knabe & Co China doll mark OK 1909

Orben, Knabe & Co China doll mark OK

Gebhardt Ott doll mark (+GO+) 1883 Steinbuhl

Gebhardt Ott doll mark (+ GO +)

 

German Doll Makers  A-G  H-K  < L-O >  P-R  S-T  U-Z 

** Due to World War One (WW1 or WWI) between 1915-1922 imported German bisque dolls were not available to most of the world.

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