Antique Bisque Doll Makers

Jumeau bisque doll face
Antique Jumeau bisque doll face

Bisque head dolls were introduced in the 1850s by Europeans primarily in France and Germany, much later a few bisque head dolls were made in USA America and during World War 1 in Japan.

From the 1860s to 1870s most bisque or China head dolls were found on Lady dolls, children were usually represented as all bisque dolls. In 1878 Emile Jumeau introduced his Bébés Incassable – bisque head child dolls on composition bodies, which were hugely successful, afterwards the rest of the doll industry followed to produce similar child dolls through to the early 1950s.

Do not confuse antique bisque dolls with modern porcelain collector dolls of today. The quality of an antique bisque doll, the age, hand painted faces, much smaller quantity available, there is no comparison of quality or value between an antique and a mass produced doll.

How to tell if a bisque socket head is pressed or poured?

antique bisque doll head pressed with no lip rim
Antique bisque doll head PRESSED with NO lip rim inside head

(<– left image) Earliest labor intensive Pressed doll heads do Not have a lip rim inside the head.

(right image —>) Later Poured bisque socket doll heads Have a lip rim inside the head.

antique bisque doll head poured with a lip rim
antique bisque doll head POURED with a lip rim inside head

Aich, Menzel A&M dolls 1918+
Louis Amberg LA&S dolls 1878+
Alt, Beck & Gottschalck ABG 1854+
Antique Lady dolls 1860+
Max O. Arnold MOA dolls 1877+
Arranbee R&B dolls 1922+
Automata dolls 1850+
Bahr & Pröschild BP dolls 1871+
Eugene Barrois EB dolls 1842+
Fritz Bartenstein FB dolls 1880+
Belton type dolls 1870+
CM Bergmann CMB dolls 1888+
Carl Bergner CB dolls 1860+
Fritz Bierschenk FB dolls 1880+
Claude Blampoix BS dolls 1840+
Louis H. Bonvoisin LHB dolls
George Borgfeldt GB dolls 1881+
British black doll 1918+ UK
Bru Jne et Cie bebes 1866+
Burggrub Porz. SHPB dolls 1901+
Butler Brothers dolls 1877+ US
Robert Carl RC dolls 1895+
Catterfelder Pup. CP dolls 1884+
Century Doll Co 1909+
China head dolls 1836+
Daisy dolls 1940s+
Danel et Cie bebes 1889+
DeFuisseaux dolls 1909+
Wilhelm Dehler WD dolls 1872+
Etienne Denamur ED bebes 1889+
DEP bebes 1880s+
Cuno, Otto Dressel COD 1789+
Edelmann Melitta dolls 1921+
Effanbee F&B dolls 1910+
Christian Eichhorn CE&S 1909+
Eisenmann Einco dolls 1881+
E. Escher Jr. dolls 1880+
Falck, Roussel FR bebes 1885+
Fleischmann & Bloedel F&B 1873+
French mystery doll marks
Fulper Pottery dolls 1918+
Luigi Furga dolls 1872+

Otto Gans OG dolls 1901+
Gans & Seyfarth G&S dolls 1908+
Francois Gaultier FG bebes 1860+
German mystery doll marks
William Goebel WG dolls 1871+
Googly Eye dolls 1911+
Halopeau H mold bebes 1882+
Hamburger H&co dolls 1889+
Heinrich Handwerck HcHH dolls 1876+
Max Handwerck dolls 1899+
Carl Harmus dolls 1887+
Karl Hartmann HK dolls 1911+
Hertel, Schwab & Co dolls 1910+
Hertwig & Co dolls 1864+
Ernst Heubach EH dolls 1887+
Gebruder Heubach dolls 1840+
Gustav Heubach GH dolls 1923+
Carl Horn CHND dolls 1906+
Jumeau bebes 1841+
– Jumeau doll marks
K & K Toy Co dolls 1915+
Kämmer & Reinhardt K&R dolls 1886+
Keram. Gräfenhain KWG dolls 1932+
Kestner JDK dolls 1820+
– JDK doll marks & mold nos.
Kewpie dolls 1913+
Kiesewetter dolls 1907+
Kley & Hahn K&H dolls 1895+
Kling dolls K dolls 1834+
Gebrüder Knoch GKN dolls 1877+
Carl Knoll Porz. CK dolls 1842+
Moses Kohnstam dolls 1867+
Konig, Wernicke K&W dolls 1911+
Geb. Kuhnlenz GbrK dolls 1884+
Lanternier et Cie AL&C bebes 1855+
Limbach Porz. dolls 1772+
Armand Marseille AM dolls 1885+
– AM doll marks & mold nos.
Mengersgereuth Porz. PM 1913+
Morimura Bro. MB dolls 1915+
Mothereau bebes 1880+
Nancy Ann Storybook 1936+
Nikolaus Oberender NO dolls 1908+
Geb. Ohlhaver Revelo dolls 1897+
Oriental, Asian dolls 1400+
Jeanne I Orsini JIO dolls 1916+

Pintel, Godchaux PG bebes 1887+
Louis Léon Prieur bebes 1840+
Rabery, Delphieu RD bebes 1856+
Max Räder Rdep dolls 1910+
Rauenstein Porz. R dolls 1783+
Theodor Recknagel RA 1886+
Ernst Reinhardt ER dolls 1890+
Leontine Rohmer dolls 1857+
Henri Rostal Tresor bebes 1914+
Roullet & Decamps R&D 1865+
Peter Scherf PSch dolls 1879+
Bruno Schmidt BS dolls 1898+
Franz Schmidt FS dolls 1890+
Paul Schmidt PS dolls 1922+
Schmitt et Fils Sch bebes 1854+
Arthur Schoenau AS dolls 1884+
Schoenau, Hoffmeister SHPB
Schutzmeister, Quendt SQ 1889+
Sears Happi-Time dolls 1901+
Seyfarth, Reinhardt SUR 1922+
SFBJ bebes 1899+
Simon & Halbig S&H dolls 1839+
– S & H doll marks & mold nos.
Sonneberger Porz. SP dolls 1893+
Erste Steinbacher Porz. EStPs
Edmund U. Steiner EuSt 1894+
Hermann Steiner HS dolls 1910+
Jules N. Steiner Sie bebes 1855+
Strobel & Wilken SWC dolls 1864+
Swaine & Co S&C dolls 1810+
Andre Thuillier AT bebes 1875+
Charles E. Turnbull dolls 1872+ UK
UNIS bebes dolls 1922+
Jules Verlingue bebes 1915+
Ernest Villain EVF dolls 1932+
Walda antiqued dolls 1970+
Walther & Sohn W&S dolls 1900+
Wagner, Zetzsche WZ dolls 1875+
Welsch & Co. Welsch dolls 1911+
Wiefel & Co. W&Co dolls 1912+
Hugo Wiegand HWN dolls 1911+
Adolf Wislizenus AW dolls 1851+
Louis Wolf LW&S dolls 1870+
Yamato Import FY dolls 1917+

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