Greiner (1732-1797) known as the Father of Thurginian Porcelain, came from a long line of German glass makers,
he is the son
of Johann Gottfried Greiner (1707-1767), of Thuringia, Germany, a glass
painter who built the first glass factory in Limbach near Alsbach, Thüringia,
Germany. Gotthelf began
working for his father by age twelve making small glasses, by age eighteen
he took over the management of the glass factory.
In 1761 J.
Gotthelf Greiner, pottery master Georg Dummler and cousin Johann
Greiner (b. 1728-1768) began making hard paste porcelain in their converted
former glass factory.
All of the Greiner family owned, rented or managed porcelain factories made dolls
or doll related products, accepted production dates
for Greiner dolls are from 1850 to the 1930s.
Limbach made antique all bisque Penny Dolls
(shown upper left), bisque
head dolls on a jointed composition, kid or wood and springs body; Child, Dolly face or
dolls, also mechanical pull toys, China shoulder head
black or white figurines, bathing dolls, nanking dolls, small doll house dolls, as well as many other porcelain products.
Show above left; Limbach doll mold 8660 with clover leaf
marking, shown above right; Limbach
doll face, painted eyes,
open smiling mouth, jointed
composition body, doll mold 8660.
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Porcelain Factories associated with Gotthelf Greiner