William Goebel Dolly Face doll mold 521, kid body, 21" tall
Franz D. Goebel and his son William Goebel founded
their porcelain factory F & W Goebel in 1861, located in
Oeslau, Thüringia, Germany to produce porcelain and earthenware objects. By 1893 the
company was owned solely by William, who changed the name to William Goebel
About 1893 Goebel
also began producing fine bisque dolls of all kinds; small all bisque dolls,
bisque Dolly Face
shoulder or socket heads on kid or composition jointed bodies, bent limb
character Baby dolls, half dolls, bathing beauties, ballerinas, Bécassine
dolls. Goebel is probably best known today for their Hummel figurines and other porcelain objects.
objects were marked with a triangle
and half moon symbol, after 1900 they began using a crown above
the WG initials, as shown below. Goebel also supplied
Max Handwerck with some bisque Bébé Elite doll heads.