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  Eisenmann & Company googly doll face

Eisenmann & Company googly doll face

Below is a list of past Antike Puppen Hersteller, German doll makers from L to O; Company names, dates of operation, doll mold numbers, doll marks, labels, letters or initials, trade names and symbols.  Names beginning with Porzellanfabrik or similar, are listed under name of owner or town.  Abbreviation Gebr. = Gebrüder (brother or brothers).

 

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A-G  H-K  < L-O >  P-R  S  T-Z 

 

Note:  C and K, C and Z, I and J - can all be spelled phonetically and interchangeably in German and in old script ß equals the SS sound.  

L

Lambert & Samhammer doll mark LS 1872-1884

Lambert & Samhammer doll mark anchor symbol LS 1876

 - owners M. Lambert, A. Marseille, P. Samhammer

 

Adolph Landsberger doll mark ALB 105579 in 1901-1908

Adolph Landsberger doll mark ALB

 

Hermann Landshut & Company 1892-1895

  doll mark on foot 66543, doll mark Linon on a banner

 

Alfred Lange doll mark May Blossom 1923

Alfred Lange doll mark May Blossom

 

Erben G. Lange wood dolls 1853+

Arthur Laufer doll mark Laufer Puppe 1923-1925

Arthur Laufer doll mark Laufer Puppe

 

Hans Leh doll mark L 1890-1929+

Hans Leh doll mark L

 

Ernst Paul Lehmann mechanical 1881-1902

   - tin walking dolls, Buschow celluloid head

Ernst Paul Lehmann doll mark R bell symbol L Patent

doll mark R bell symbol L Patent

 

Martha Lehmann cloth mask face Muschi dolls 1928+

Leibe & Hofmann doll mark L & H 1772-1888

Leibe & Hofmann doll mark L & H

 

Rudolf Leschhorn doll mold 777 in 1924-1930s

Julius Leuthausser Täuflings wax dolls 1879-1926

Richard Leutheuser toys & dolls 1886-1924

Richard Leutheuser doll mark symbol with toys in square

   - doll mark symbol with toys in square

 

Herbert Josef Leven doll mark HJL 1912-1938

merger of Hugo Dressel and Leven & Sprenger

Herbert Josef Leven doll mark HJL

 

Leven & Sprenger 1891-1912

   - multi face dolls, leather, baby, poupards dolls

Ernst Liebermann Doll Factory 1894-1938+ Neustadt, near Coburg

    - doll names; Baby Joan, Violet, Adelene, doll mold 60

Ernst Paul Lehmann dol mark EL

   doll mark EL, Eli

Ernst Liebermann doll mark ELI

 

Heinrich Liebermann doll mold 1601 in 1924-1927

Heinrich Liebermann doll mark Puppen Spielwaren sunrise symbol Maliso inside circle

doll mark Puppen Spielwaren sunrise symbol Maliso inside a circle

 

Georg Nicol & Louis Liebermann 1902-1913

Georg Nicol & Louis Liebermann doll mark 201013

doll mark 201013 patent for sound device

 

Gustav Liedel papier mache dolls 1855+

Liegnitzer Porzellanfabrik, see Moritz Papp

Limbach Porzellanfabrik doll mark 1772-1937

Limbach Porzellanfabrik doll mark

 

Louis Lindner & Söhn doll mark LL & S 1830-1928

Louis Lindner & Söhn doll mark LL & S

doll mold 1339

 

Anton Link doll mark ALS 1866-1924

 Anton Link doll mark ALS

 

Loeffler & Diller 1887-1932+ (and London)

Loeffler & Diller doll mark L & D

   - doll mark L & D, L & DS

     merged with Eduard Schmidt in 1932

 

Gebruder Lokesch metal head dolls 1902+ Lieben

Gebruder Lokesch doll mark Venus over a heart symbol

doll mark Venus over a heart symbol

 

Lona Art Dolls (A. Schmidt) celluloid 1894-1927+

August Schmidt doll mark Lona

August Schmidt doll mark Lona DRP

 

Anni Lonz doll mark Alah 1923-1924

Anni Lonz doll mark Alah

 

Aithra Lotz cloth doll mark A. Lotz, dates ??,W. Ger

    - Swiss doll artist working & living in West Germany

Lowenthal & Co papier mâché dolls 1838-1897

Ilse Ludecke cloth art dolls 1917+

- doll mark Trachtenpuppen Schwetzingen   Deutschland Schleßsplatz

  Frhorinzen

Liz Luders wooden incense smoker dolls 1940s ?

Liz Luders wood segmented doll mark

 

August Luge doll mark bird on a branch 1881-1930+

August Luge & Co doll mark

doll mold 279, 283, 725, 740, office; London & Paris

 

August Luge doll mark tag South Sea Baby, Sϋdsee Baby

1927-1930 South Sea Baby, Sϋdsee Baby doll mark

 

Eg. Mich Ernst Luthardt celluloid dolls 1868-1938

Eg. Mich Ernst Luthardt doll mark Luta

doll mark Luta

 

Louis Philipp Luthardt doll mark LPL 1909-1921+

Louis Philipp Luthardt doll mark LPL with bear & child symbols

 

Fritz Lutz Doll Factory 1913-1926 Sonneberg

Fritz Lutz doll mark 1001

 doll mold 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005

Georg Lutz doll mark GL 2015 Superior 1887-1906

Georg Lutz doll mark G.L 2015 Superior

 

Arno Lutzelberger & Co. doll mark Ai-Ai 1923-1925

Arno Lutzelberger & Company, Thuringer Spielwaren-Fabrik doll mark Ai-Ai

also known as Thuringer Spielwaren-Fabrik

 

Lyro Puppen Co mbH. doll mark LYRO inside star 1923

Lyro Puppen Co mbH. doll mark LYRO 1923

- mark also by Rolfes & Co. & Franz Volpert in 1925

 

M

Ernst Maar & Sohn composition dolls 1910-1973+ Mönchroden

   - son Ernst Karl Maar took over in 1928 when his father passed

Ernst Maar & Sohn doll mark Emaso in a circle

doll mark EMASO, 85 EMASO

 

Mrs. (Martha) Ma E. Maa, Driel-M Doll Factory 1920-1970s

    - owners Oskar & Elise Maar in Mönchroden

Mrs. E. Martha Maar doll mark 3 M's, MMM

   doll mark 3 M's MMM, Driel-M

 

Robert Maaser Puppenfabrik 1904 or 1911-1924+

 - bisque, celluloid, composition doll heads best known for baby dolls

    with a movable jaw

Robert Maaser doll mark Germany 410 5/0

bisque head doll mark Germany 410 5/0

  

Karl Malter doll body stamp 592448 in 1909-1912

Karl Manuzmann doll mark Mimosa 1923-1924

Karl Manuzmann doll mark Mimosa

 

Marienfeld Porzellanfabrik 1892-1899

  - 1900-1903 Voigt & Müller, then Hertwig & Co

Marienfeld Porzellanfabrik doll mark M on a five sided shield

   doll mark M on a six sided shield

 

Sigismund Markmann doll mark SMB 1902-1930

Sigismund Markmann doll mark SMB inside a triangle

 

Marottes or Schwenker - a doll head on a stick

Armand Marseille doll mark AM 1885-1950s

Armand Marseille doll mark AM anchor symbol

doll mark AM anchor symbol, AM mold 341

  M - continued above

   M - continued

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes dolls & toys 1853-1928

   - see Kämmer & Reinhardt, doll mold 192

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes doll mark

   doll mark Ursula, Friedel, Spielzeug E.W. Matthes

Eduard Wilhelm Matthes doll mark

 

Edith Maus cloth doll mark mouse symbol 1925-1927

Edith Maus cloth doll mark mouse symbol

 

Meissen china doll mark crossed swords, KPM 1710+

Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur KPM Meissen dol marks

also called Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur

 

Mengersgereuth Porzellanfabrik 1908-1930  

   Mengersgereuth Porzellanfabrik doll mark PM 914 Germany

doll mark PM 914

 

Metal Head Doll Menu 1861-1930s

Ernst Metzler doll mark EM 1909-1924, doll mold 396, 890

   - Pressig-Rothenkirchen / Bavaria Porzellanfabrik brother-in-law of

     Paul Rauschert

Ernst Metzler doll mark Made in Germany 890 E.M. 0 1/2

then 1924-1940s at Paul Rauschert GmbH

 

Gebrüder Metzler & Ortloff doll mark MOI 1864-1928

   - Illmenau Porzellanfabrik

Gebrüder Metzler & Ortloff doll mark MOI

 

Richard Metzler Jr. papier mâché, wax, wood dolls 1884-1928

   - Sonneberg Puppenfabrik

Erna Meyer 1940s-1950s

   - cloth doll house dolls, lilliputin-püppchen

Amandus Michaelis & Co doll mark AM 1870-1918

   - in 1918 acquired by Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik

Amandus Michaelis & Co doll mark AM

doll mark AM or a standing man both inside a triangle

 

Hugo Michaelis & Co 1887-1892 Rauenstein

  - 1892 acquired by Rauenstein Porzellanfabrik

M. Michaelis & Co 1914-1923

Milliners Model papier mache dolls 1840s-1860s

   - mannikin dolls to display clothing fashions

Mittelland Gummiwerke rubber dolls 1924-1927

doll mark Mittelland Puppe

doll mark Mittelland Puppe

 

August Möller & Sohn celluloid dolls 1915-1928

August Möller & Sohn doll mark AMUSO 1006 Made in Germany

doll mark AMUSO doll mold 70, 100, 1006, 1920

 

Moller & Dippe doll mark MDU anchor symbol 1879-1913

Moller & Dippe doll mark MDU

 

Moll's Doll Company mark celluloid dolls 1950s-60s

Moll's Doll Company mark doll marks a symbol of a girls face Trachten-Puppen tag

  - Trachten-Puppen or traditional costume doll

 

Morgenroth & Company 1866-1919 Gotha

doll mark Schutzmerke M Gotha

merged with Friedrich Schwab & Co. in 1919

 

Carl Moritz doll mark MCT Taubenbach 1840-1930

Carl Moritz doll mark MCT Taubenbach

 

Hof-Moschendorf Porzellanfabrik 1878-1925+

   - owner Otto Reinecke

Christoph Motschmann doll mark 1855-1860s

Christoph Motschmann doll mark Patent 29 April 1857 Sonneberg

Patent 29 April 1857 CH. Motschmann Sonneberg

 

Andreas Müller doll mark AMN 1887-1894-1928

Andreas Müller doll mark crown over two crossed poles Schutz Marke Eincetr.

1896 doll mark crown over 2 crossed poles

 

Andreas Muller doll mark doll mark AMN a bear, jester, windmill, girl

1922 doll mark AMN a bear, jester, windmill, girl

 

Carl Muller 1883-1930

   - see Sonneberger Porzellanfabrik

C. G. Muller & Sohn 1797-1889 Sonneberg

   - in 1889 sold to Philipp Samhammer

Johann Friedrich Muller papier mache 1805+

    - body stamp 856346

Karl Müller & Co doll mark M Co 1923-28 Effelder

Karl Muller & Co doll mark M Co

also called Müller & Liebermann

 

Wilhelm G. Müller dolls 1900-1930s Sonneberg

    - doll mold 221, 441, 5067, 5074, 5079, 5080

Wilhelm G. Müller doll mark Wee Ge M

doll mark Wee GeM

 

Müller & Fröbel doll & toy factory 1884-1930+

Müller & Fröbel doll mark sun, Chinese man in a square

doll mark sun, Chinese man in a square

 

Müller & Kaltwasser doll mark MUKA in 1927-1935

Müller & Kaltwasser doll mark MUKA

 

Müller & Strassburger papier mache 1863-1892

Müller & Strassburger doll mark M & S

doll mark M & S, M & S Superior

 

Julia Müller-Sarne doll mark JSM 1922

Julia Müller-Sarne doll mark JSM

 

Munzerlite art deco doll heads (lamp shades) 1920s

 

N

August Nelke dolls 1895-1915 Coburg, Thüringia

August Nelke doll mark Nelke body red  nk stamp

 

Neuhaus am Rennweg Porzellanfabrik Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik 1922+

see Rudolph Heinz & Company 1858-1922+

Neuhaus am Rennweg Porzellanfabrik Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanfabrik doll mark & Rudolph Heinz & Company doll mark 9500 Neuhaus AV am Rwg. 2/0 x Germany

both used doll mark AV, PN, doll mold 9500, 9501

 

Nöckler & Tittel wood dolls 1849-1930s

Nöckler & Tittel doll mark N & T 2

  - doll mark NT, N & T, doll mold 412

 

Erste Nordhauser Spielwarenfabrik 1922-1930

  - founder Hermann Wolf

Erste Nordhauser Hermann Wolf doll mark a wolf symbol H.W.E.N.S.P.F.

 doll mark a wolf symbol H.W.E.N.S.P.F.

 

Leo Nordschild doll mark Bella Puppen 1923-1924

Leo Nordschild doll mark Bella Puppen

 

Nymphenburg state porcelain factory 1761-1925+

Nymphenburg doll mark thatch marks on a shield

doll mark hatch marks on shield

 

O

Nikolaus Oberender doll mark NO 1908-1927

Nikolaus Oberender doll mark NO Germany 125 8/0

 

H. Offenbacher & Co doll mark OCo 1920-1924

H. Offenbacher & Company doll mark OCo inside a triangle and circle

 

Gebrüder Ohlhaver doll mark Revalo 1897-1928

 

Ohrdufer Handelsgesellschaft dolls 1922

Ohrdufer Handelsgesellschaft doll mark Handora

doll mark Handora

 

Ondine Swimming Dolls 1890+ also France

Orben, Knabe & Co China doll mark OK 1909

Orben, Knabe & Co China doll mark OK

 

Gebhardt Ott doll mark (+GO+) 1883 Steinbuhl

Gebhardt Ott doll mark (+ GO +)

 

German Doll Makers  A-G  H-K  < L-O >  P-R  S  T-Z

 

** Due to World War One (WW1 or WWI) between 1915-1922 imported German bisque dolls were not available to most of the world.

 

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