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, age, hand painted faces, much smaller quantities available, there is no comparison of quality or value of an antique doll and a mass produced one.

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

Most prolific antique doll makers French Jumeau, SFBJ German Geb. Heubach, Kestner, Marseille, Kammer & Reinhardt, Simon & Halbig

Antique All Bisque dolls 1860+
Antique Googly Eye dolls 1911+
Antique Oriental dolls 1400+

Antique American doll makers
Louis Amberg LA&S dolls 1878+
Arranbee R&B dolls 1922+
Averill, Hendren, Georgene 1915+
George Borgfeldt GB dolls 1881+
Butler Brothers dolls 1877+
Century Doll Co 1909+
Daisy dolls 1940s+
Effanbee F&B dolls 1910+
Fulper Pottery dolls 1918+
Hamburger H&co dolls 1889+
Horsman EIH dolls 1904+
K & K Toy Co dolls 1915+
Kewpie dolls 1913+
Nancy Ann Storybook 1936+
Jeanne I Orsini JIO dolls 1916+
Ernst Reinhardt ER dolls 1890+
Sears Happi-Time dolls 1901+
Strobel & Wilken SWC dolls 1864+
Walda antiqued dolls 1970+

Antique Austrian doll makers
Aich, Menzel A&M dolls 1918+
Carl Knoll Porz. CK dolls 1842+

Antique Belgium doll makers
Louis H. Bonvoisin LHB dolls 1907+
DeFuisseaux dolls DFB 1909+
Ernest Villain EVF dolls 1932+

Antique English doll makers
British black doll 1918+
Charles E. Turnbull dolls 1872+

Antique French or German
Antique Lady dolls 1860+
Automata dolls 1850+
Belton type dolls 1870+
China head dolls 1836+
DEP bebes dolls 1880s+
Eisenmann Einco dolls 1881+
Fleischmann & Bloedel F&B 1873+

Antique French doll makers
Eugene Barrois EB dolls 1842+
Claude Blampoix BS dolls 1840+
Bru Jne et Cie bebes 1866+

Danel et Cie bebes 1889+
Etienne Denamur ED bebes 1889+
Falck, Roussel FR bebes 1885+
Halopeau H mold bebes 1882+
French mystery doll marks
Francois Gaultier FG bebes 1860+
Jumeau bebes dolls 1841+
– Jumeau marks & molds
Lanternier et Cie AL&C bebes 1855+
Mothereau bebes 1880+
Pintel, Godchaux PG bebes 1887+
Louis Léon Prieur bebes 1840+
Rabery, Delphieu RD bebes 1856+
Leontine Rohmer dolls 1857+
Henri Rostal Tresor bebes 1914+
Roullet & Decamps R&D 1865+
Schmitt et Fils Sch bebes 1853+
SFBJ bebes 1899+
Jules N. Steiner Sie bebes 1855+
Andre Thuillier AT bebes 1875+
UNIS bebes dolls 1922+
Jules Verlingue bebes 1915+

Antique German doll makers
German mystery doll marks
Alt, Beck & Gottschalck ABG 1854+
Max O. Arnold MOA dolls 1877+
Bahr & Pröschild BP dolls 1871+
Fritz Bartenstein FB dolls 1880+
CM Bergmann CMB dolls 1888+
Carl Bergner CB dolls 1860+
Fritz Bierschenk FB dolls 1906+
Burggrub Porz. SHPB dolls 1901+
Robert Carl RC dolls 1895+
Catterfelder Pup. CP dolls 1884+
Wilhelm Dehler WD dolls 1872+
Cuno, Otto Dressel COD 1873+
Edelmann Melitta dolls 1919+
Christian Eichhorn CE&S 1909+
E. Escher Jr. dolls 1880+
Otto Gans OG dolls 1901+
Gans & Seyfarth G&S dolls 1908+
William Goebel WG dolls 1871+
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 GH dolls 1840+
– Heubach marks & molds

Gustav Heubach GH dolls 1923+
Carl Horn CHND dolls 1906+
Kämmer & Reinhardt K*R dolls 1886+
– K & R marks & molds
Ker. Gräfenhain KWG dolls 1932+
Kestner JDK dolls 1820+
– Kestner marks & molds
Kiesewetter dolls 1907+
Kley & Hahn K&H dolls 1895+
Kling dolls K dolls 1834+
Gebrüder Knoch GKN dolls 1877+
Moses Kohnstam dolls 1867+
Konig, Wernicke K&W dolls 1911+
Geb. Kuhnlenz GbrK dolls 1884+
Limbach Porz. dolls 1772+
Armand Marseille AM dolls 1885+
– Marseille marks & molds
Mengersgereuth Porz. PM 1913+
Niko. Oberender NO dolls 1908+
Geb. Ohlhaver Revelo dolls 1897
Max Räder Rdep dolls 1910+
Rauenstein Porz. R dolls 1783+
Theodor Recknagel RA 1886+
Peter Scherf PSch dolls 1879+
Bruno Schmidt BS dolls 1898+
Franz Schmidt FSC dolls 1890+
Paul Schmidt PS dolls 1922+
Arthur Schoenau AS dolls 1884+
Schoenau, Hoffmeister SHPB
Schutzmeister, Quendt SQ 1889+
Seyfarth, Reinhardt SUR 1922+
Simon & Halbig SH dolls 1839+
– S & H marks & molds
Sonneberger Porz. SP dolls 1893+
Erste Steinbacher Porz. EStPs
Edmund U. Steiner EuSt 1894+
Hermann Steiner HS dolls 1910+
Swaine & Co S&C dolls 1910+
Walther & Sohn W&S dolls 1908+
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+

Antique Italian doll makers
Luigi Furga dolls 1872+

Antique Japan doll makers
Morimura Bro. MB dolls 1915+
Yamato Import FY dolls 1917+

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