The DEP type dolls are called such, as they only have the DEP
mark, plus a size number incised on the back of the dolls neck.
No other doll makers mark, letters, symbol or
mold number is present, as shown in the doll mark above, with DEP
plus the size number 8.
DEP bisque socket head doll shown
above; 23" tall, marked only DEP 8, composition ball jointed body including wrists,
wigged, feathered brows, real upper
eyelashes, painted lower eyelashes, sleep
eyes, open mouth with teeth.
or German antique bisque dolls have DEP in the doll
marking, plus the makers symbol, letters etc.
On a French doll
an abbreviation for Déposé, on a German doll DEP is an abbreviation
for Deponirt, both referring to a registered design in their respective
The earliest DEP dolls have a closed mouth, later dolls have an open mouth,
some DEP dolls may have a Jumeau stamped
head or body,
some later DEP bisque heads
are thought to have been made by the Simon & Halbig