Limbach Porzellanfabrik Dolls German
Johann Gotthelf Greiner (1732-1797) is known as the Father of Thurginian Porcelain, he came from a long line of German glass makers. Johan Gotthelf began working for his father by age twelve, by age eighteen he took over the management of the factory. In 1761 Johann, Georg Dummler and cousin Johann Gotthelf Greiner (1728-1768) began making hard paste porcelain in their converted former glass factory.
Limbach production of bisque doll heads was from 1893, then production stopped in 1899 with small jointed dolls being made and resumed in 1919. Limbach continued to produce all bisque dolls, character figures Max and Moritz, Penny dolls, anthropomorphic all bisque animal figurines with heads of all kinds a cat, dog, pig, rabbit, etc., bathing dolls, bisque doll heads on jointed composition, kid or wood and spring bodies, China head dolls on nanking cloth bodies, knick-knacks plus more. Limbach production ceased in 1937.
Limbach Doll Identified
1911 Limbach doll mold 8552 Irish Queen untinted bisque Parian shoulder head doll, molded black hair and blouse trimmed in light blue, doll mark clover symbol 8552 or 8553.
ca. 1911 Limbach bisque socket head doll 19″ face, composition jointed body, doll mark shamrock, three leaf clover symbol 11.
ca. 1919 Limbach Wally bisque socket head doll 24″, jointed composition body, doll mark Wally crown, 1772 three leaf clover Limbach
1920s Limbach SK Googly eyes doll 8″ bisque head face with dimples, closed watermelon mouth, doll mark SK crown symbol, 1772 three leaf clover Limbach
1920s Limbach doll mold 5001 jointed 5″ and Ruth 5″, all bisque dolls with painted socks and blue shoes, doll mark 5001, Germany Ruth clover symbol.
1920s Limbach doll mold 166 , 1/2″ with jointed limbs and mold P47 all bisque googly eye dolls with molded painted blue socks and light brown shoes.
1920s Limbach all bisque Boston terrier and Bulldog dolls marked Germany.
1920s Limbach all bisque Mickey mouse and Rabbit dolls marked Germany.
1920s Limbach doll mold 8035 all bisque Max and Moritz dolls marked 8035 Germany.
Limbach Doll Marks Identified
Limbach Doll Mold Numbers Identified
112 (multi two-faces), 331, 338, 511, 547, 566, 607, 682, 747, 750, 771, 785, 801, 880, 958, 1772, 2780, 4297, 4473, 4507, 4527, 4771, 4886, 5001, 5002, 5053, 5331, 5271, 5274, 5548, 5568, 5701, 5774, 5801, 6248, 6335, 8035, 8552, 7309, 7886, 8007, 8008, 8093, 8095, 8098, 8099, 8552 Irish Queen, 8553, 8660, 8661, 8675, 8679, 8682, 8822, 8833, 8857, 8867, 8887, 9027, 9109, 9282, 9307, 9771, 9772, 9775, 10000, 10698, 10703, 11161, 11456, 80986, 90921, P2, P11, P15, P19, P23, P27, P38 googly eyes, P39 II, P45, P49, P59, P85, P112 (multi two face doll), P607, P610, SK doll with googly eyes.
Limbach Doll Names
Norma, Our Mary, Pearlie, Rita, Rose, Ruth, SK (googly), Wally dolls and Limbach doll trade names, a Parian Irish Queen shoulder head doll, Max and Moritz all bisque dolls
Porcelain Factories Associated with Gotthelf Greiner and Family
Porzellanfabrik Sitzendorf Volkstedt, Limbach, Porzellanfabrik Grossbreitenbach, IImenau Porzellanfabrik, Closter (Kloster) Veilsdorf Porzellanfabrik, Porzellanfabrik Wallendorf, Porzellanfabrik Gera, Porzellanfabrik Rauenstein, Porzellanfabrik Schlaggenwald, Porzellanfabrik Tettau.