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Gebrüder Knoch bisque doll socket head, doll mold 193

Gebrüder Knoch bisque socket head doll, doll mold 193, glass eyes, single stroke eyebrows, upper and lower painted eye lashes, open mouth with teeth, jointed composition and wood body.

Founded by the brothers (Gebrüder) Ernst and Christian Knoch in 1877, their porcelain factory was located at Neustadt near Colburg, Germany. 

Early G. Knoch bisque doll heads are not marked, sometime after 1919 they were purchased by the Max Oscar Arnold company, who then marked heads with the GKN crossed bones symbol.  Some Gebrüder Knoch doll markings are; GKN a symbol of crossed bones Made in Germany, a mold number,  DEP, Ges N., mold number, Gesch. size number.

Note the German words; gekreuzte knochen,  translates in English to crossed bones, which gives you a clue as to why Knoch might choose this symbol for their doll mark.Gebruder Knoch doll mark GKN crossed bones doll mold 216


Gebrüder Knoch bisque doll mark GK crossed bones symbol, N, Made in Germany, Ges. N. 216 Gesch. 15/0

Gebrüder Knoch Doll Mold Numbers Identified

179 181 185 189 190 192 193 199 201 203 204 205
206 208 216 217 218 223 230 232 237 246 1794  

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