• New ListingGERMAN PORCELAIN MABEL ATTWELL HALF DOLL HEAD PINCUSHION

    C $57.00
    0 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 14:57 EST6d 17hMaterial: China/Porcelain
  • New ListingFRENCH ANTIQUE BISQUE LADY DOLL FIGURINE - 9 1/2 inches

    C $29.00
    1 bid
    C $23.00 shipping
    Ending 27 Jan at 16:53 EST6d 19hMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Germany Porcelain Bisque Doll with cute Cap Limbach about 1900

    Katzhütte/ Limbach/ Scheibe Alsbach/ Köppelsdorf. Germany from the early 1900's, Doll Factories in Thuringia. Greetings from Germany. Head, Arms and Legs all movable. Condition: see pictures. _gsrx_vers_841 (GS 7.0.16 (841)).
    C $23.19
    9 bids
    C $29.15 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:05 EST6m 10sFrom GermanyMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingTWO ANTIQUE HALF DOLL GERMAN PORCELAIN BELL SHAPE PINCUSHION TOP

    C $45.00
    0 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 15:00 EST6d 18hFeatures: Antique
  • New Listing8pcs Miniature Antique German Bisque Porcelain Celluloid Dolls 2 1/4" - 3 3/4"

    Six of them are bisque two are celluloid. With the exception of one which has the head broken at the neck, the condition of the group is very good. GERMAN BISQUE AND CELLULOID. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN.
    C $105.97
    9 bids
    C $13.25 shipping
    Ending 30 Jan at 12:44 EST9d 15hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • ANTIQUE*ALL BISQUE GERMAN DOLL*PORCELAIN DOLL MIGNONETTE DOLL GERMANY*SwEeT*

    C $81.00
    2 bids
    C $21.95 shipping
    Ending Monday at 22:04 EST1d 1hEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Germany Porcelain Bisque Doll with cute Cap Limbach about 1900

    Katzhütte/ Limbach/ Scheibe Alsbach/ Köppelsdorf. Germany from the early 1900's, Doll Factories in Thuringia. Greetings from Germany. Head, Arms and Legs all movable. Condition: see pictures. _gsrx_vers_841 (GS 7.0.16 (841)).
    C $27.16
    10 bids
    C $29.15 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:02 EST3m 10sFrom GermanyMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Germany Porcelain Bisque Doll two pieces Limbach about 1900

    Katzhütte/ Limbach/ Scheibe Alsbach/ Köppelsdorf. Germany from the early 1900's, Doll Factories in Thuringia. Greetings from Germany. _gsrx_vers_841 (GS 7.0.16 (841)).
    C $39.87
    8 bids
    C $29.15 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:00 EST1m 10sFrom GermanyMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Germany Porcelain Bisque Doll with cute Cap Limbach about 1900

    Katzhütte/ Limbach/ Scheibe Alsbach/ Köppelsdorf. Germany from the early 1900's, Doll Factories in Thuringia. Greetings from Germany. Head, Arms and Legs all movable. Condition: see pictures. _gsrx_vers_841 (GS 7.0.16 (841)).
    C $15.24
    9 bids
    C $29.15 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:07 EST8m 10sFrom GermanyMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingVINTAGE SIMON & HALBIG 949 BISQUE DOLL CLOSED MOUTH WITH ANTIQUE CLOTHES 22"

    DOLL HEAD HAS S 15 H 949 ON BACK. THE HEAD AND BODY ARE BOTH BISQUE. HAS ANTIQUE CLOTHES ON IT AS WELL. NEAT DOLL IN PLAYED WITH CONDITION.
    C $53.00
    1 bid
    C $37.44 shipping
    Ending 27 Jan at 12:25 EST6d 15hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique German All Bisque Miniature Dollhouse Doll Molded Hair Painted Features

    Up for your consideration--Antique German All Bisque Miniature Dollhouse Doll Molded Hair Painted Features. This is an antique doll, not a new doll, thus she is not perfect. No doll stand is included.
    C $59.62
    4 bids
    C $31.30 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:15 EST15m 56sTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • 20'' ANTIQUE GERMAN BISQUE HEAD KESTNER DOLL CIRCA 1900 MARKED # 191

    This is a lovely German bisque head doll in excellent condition. Her head is free of hairlines or restorations. She has her original working condition sleep eyes. Her original body is in pristine condition with no repaint.
    C $261.68
    15 bids
    C $125.87 shipping
    Ending Monday at 2:16 EST5h 16mFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • FOUR 7.5" FRENCH BEBE BRU ALL BISQUE MULATTO MIGNONETTES w/PAPERWEIGHT EYES

    THESE ALL BISQUE BEBE BRU MIGNONETTES ARE JOINTED WITH SWIVEL NECKS AND GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EYES. THEY ARE ANTIQUE REPLICA DOLL MUSEUM QUALITY DOLLS, MADE BY: BRANKA SCHARLI. A SWISS DOLL ARTIST FROM THE SWISS DOLL STUDIO.
    C $483.61
    12 bidsEnding Saturday at 21:28 EST6dFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingAntique German 22" Bisque Socket Head Doll Marked B-4 MA1

    She has a light brown wig, blue glass sleep eyes with painted lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She has a small chip on her pate rim, and several small cracks on pate rim which show as short hairlines on her upper head.
    C $23.19
    3 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:00 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique 26" J. D. Kestner German Bisque Socket Head Doll #171 MA8

    She has a light brown wig, stationary blue glass eyes with painted lower lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She has a faint hairline above left ear which is not visible when wig is in place.
    C $23.19
    2 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:14 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique 27" Schoenau & Hoffmeister German Bisque Socket Head Doll #1906 MA7

    She has a bisque socket head (circ. 12") on a ball jointed wood and composition body. She has a light brown wig, blue glass sleep eyes with full upper lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks.
    C $24.51
    4 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:12 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique 22" Gans & Seyfarth German Bisque Socket Head Doll MA5

    She has a brown wig, brown glass sleep eyes with full upper lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She has abisque socket head(circ. 11.5") on a ball jointed wood and composition body.
    C $47.70
    3 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:08 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique 23" J. D. Kestner German Bisque Socket Head Doll #168 MA4

    Antique 23" J. D. Kestner Bisque Socket Head Doll #168. She has a brown wig, blue glass sleep eyes with painted lower lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She is marked "Made in /E1/2.
    C $35.77
    8 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:06 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique All Bisque German Mignonette Doll marked 30 3 1/2 doll

    Antique All Bisque German Mignonette Doll marked 30 3 1/2 doll. Measures 6" and arms will need to be restrung. There is one hip chip. Wig has a tear in the back of it. Not sure which company made this doll. I'll be posting more miniature all bisque dolls. Please ask me any questions before bidding.
    C $66.23
    2 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 16:03 EST6d 19hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • HUGE LOT ANTIQUE DOLLS- MOST GERMAN/6 COMPLETE/MOHAIR WIGS-EASY REPAIRS OR PARTS

    C $132.50
    0 bidsEnding Today at 22:17 EST1h 17mFrom United StatesBrand: Madame AlexanderEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique German Bisque Doll 7.5" Jointed

    For your consideration is a Antique German Bisque Doll 7.5" Jointed.
    C $13.24
    0 bidsEnding Today at 21:14 EST15m 4sTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Pretty Antique 250 KH Kley Hahn Walkure 25in Bisque Doll Germany Blue Sleep Eyes

    Hello, This Doll was a part of my mom’s collection. It is a Kley Hahn Walkure doll that stands 25 inches tall. The body looks to be in good condition. I always lift the head to check for damage and the hole looks larger than it should be. I shined a flash light in the head and I do do see any hairline cracks coming from the socket hole, I took 3 pics of this area for you to view. Her lips are missing some color. She comes with underwater, socks, brown shoes and a handmade red dress with a zipper in the back and a human hair wig. There is no pate so you will need to purchase one or get a styrofoam ball and cut it so you can attach the wig. The wig says human hair on the tag. She will be packaged well for a safe journey. I have her boxed and it weighs 5 pounds. Thank you for looking.
    C $131.17
    1 bidEnding Tuesday at 11:58 EST1d 14hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingVINTAGE SIMON & HALBIG B3 BISQUE HEAD DOLL GERMANY ANTIQUE CLOTHES 23" GERMANY

    DOLL HEAD IS MARKED B3 GERMANY ON BACK. THE HEAD IS BISQUE AND THE BODY COMPOSITION. HAS ANTIQUE CLOTHES ON IT AS WELL. NEAT DOLL IN PLAYED WITH CONDITION. BODY WHERE JOINTED IS LOOSE AND SHE IS MISSING ONE THUMB.
    C $53.00
    1 bid
    C $34.79 shipping
    Ending 27 Jan at 14:31 EST6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique GERMA 21 1/2" Heinrich Handwerck Simon Halbig Mold 2 1/2 Doll Comp Body

    Heinrich Handwerck Simon Halbig 2 1/2. Includes clothing - pictures. Markings on doll Cords holding doll together in place but seem loose - head seem too loose and falls backward or forward when handled.
    C $91.42
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 20:26 EST5d 23hFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • HUGE 36'' ANTIQUE BISQUE HEAD FRENCH DOLL MARKED DEP. CIRCA 1890

    This is a huge bisque head doll marked Dep. She has her original working sleep eyes & original professionally refinished body. Other than the tiny earring hole chip her head is perfect, no hairlines or restorations.
    C $459.76
    30 bids
    C $165.62 shipping
    Ending Monday at 0:22 EST3h 23mFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • VERY TLC ANTIQUE BISQUE SHOULDER PLATE DOLL

    Bisque shoulder plate doll for parts. Missing large piece of shoulder plate in the back. Human hair wig ,eye plaster is loose one hand is broken off.
    C $19.87
    0 bids
    C $42.76 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 13:44 EST5d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingAntique 25" Armand Marseille German Bisque Socket Head Queen Louise Doll MA6

    She has a brown wig, blue glass sleep eyes with full upper lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She is marked "30 / Germany / Queen Louise / 9". She has abisque socket head(circ. ).
    C $24.51
    3 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:10 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • 730 KESTNER ? MIGNONETTE 5 1/2" DOUBLE JOINTED DOLL MOLDED SOCKS SHOES REPAIRED

    She has blue eyes that do not open and close (maybe due to repairs?)., wig and molded socks and shoes. She is marked 3 on the inside of both thighs and 130.3 under each arm.
    C $44.82
    5 bidsEnding Thursday at 17:37 EST3d 20hFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New Listing21” Antique German "Santa" Doll Simon & Halbig 1249 Bisque Head Reproduction

    Please look at all the pictures I am not a doll expert. This is how I found the poor darling. 1- her hair is a mess 2- hand and feet are messed up 3- she needs a cleaning 4- clothing are in acceptable condition but not beautiful 5 - all joints are working Eyes have been redone I guess a reproduction so bid accordingly
    C $19.86
    0 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 13:08 EST6d 16hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • 12'' ANTIQUE GERMAN BISQUE HEAD DOLL MARKED KESTNER ? GERMANY JOINTED BODY

    It is dirty and will need a cleaning. It is marked but I can't see what it says. Check out the pictures.
    C $179.53
    15 bidsEnding Friday at 12:24 EST4d 15hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Armand Marseille Doll made in Germany 390 17 inch

    Antique Armand Marseille Doll made in Germany, marked 390. She is 17 inches tall. This lovely doll was apart of my mom’s doll collection. Her head is bisque and her body is a composition. She has a vintage hand sewn blue dress and a light blue slip along with bloomers, socks and shoes. Her bloomers have some light spots on them. She has a human hair doll wig and a white hat and a heat necklace. I see one paint rub on her cheek. Her eyes are set, they do not open and close. Thank you for looking. She will be wrapped well and be shipped Priority Mail.
    C $66.25
    2 bidsEnding Thursday at 11:39 EST3d 14hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingAntique 24" B. Illfelder & Co. Bisque Socket Head My Sweetheart Doll #101 MA2

    Antique 24" B. Illfelder & Co. Bisque Socket Head My Sweetheart Doll #101. She has a brown wig, brown glass sleep eyes with partial upper lashes, an open mouth with teeth & tongue, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks.
    C $23.19
    2 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:02 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique 23" Karl Hartmann German Bisque Socket Head Doll #29 MA3

    She has a blonde wig, brown glass sleep eyes with painted lashes, an open mouth with teeth, a dimpled chin and blushing cheeks. She has abisque socket head(circ. 11") on a ball jointed wood and composition body.
    C $23.19
    3 bidsEnding Thursday at 22:04 EST4d 1hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Antique Authentic German Bisque Blue Girl 22 10-inch Collector's Doll

    This little cutie is an authentic German Bisque Collector's Doll. Has a slight chi p in the right hip area (very small; does not effect the aesthetic of the doll).
    C $99.36
    0 bids
    C $18.96 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:45 EST46m 10sTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • New ListingVINTAGE ARMAND MARSEILLE PRINCESS 1 BISQUE HEAD DOLL ANTIQUE CLOTHES 23" GERMANY

    DOLL IS MARKE PRINCESS 1. THE HEAD IS BISQUE AND BODY IS COMPOSITION. DOLLS EYES MOVE OPEN AND CLOSED. HAS ANTIQUE CLOTHES ON IT AS WELL. NEAT DOLL IN PLAYED WITH CONDITION.
    C $53.00
    1 bid
    C $34.79 shipping
    Ending 27 Jan at 14:07 EST6d 17hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique All Bisque German Mignonette Doll marked 5114 Nice 6" Wigged Dressed

    Up for your consideration--Antique All Bisque German Mignonette Doll marked 5114 Nice 6" Wigged Dressed! This is an antique doll, not a new doll, thus she is not perfect. No doll stand is included.
    C $90.10
    18 bids
    C $31.77 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:21 EST22m 3sTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Early Antique Closed Mouth German Doll 15”

    The head has been lit and inspected. Her face is fabulous with creamy pale bisque, spiral threaded Light blue eyes, and delicate brows and lashes. No markings on the back of the head. She is on her original early straight wristed, “saggy bottom” body, typical of closed mouth Kestners, in good condition with expected wear and one repaired thumb.
    C $1,722.42
    1 bid
    C $78.57 shipping
    Ending Today at 21:03 EST4m 13sTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Large 14.5 " Circumference Antique Bisque German Doll Head, Original Brown Eyes

    C $132.43
    0 bids
    C $32.65 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 11:10 EST5d 14hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiquePackaging: Without PackagingCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique Victorian Dolls And Parts TLC Lot-Bisque Heads, Bodies,Wigs

    The 9" Dutch Doll has a bisque head and glass eyes which also need to go back inside her head cavity. Her wig is brown with an attached lacy hat. She's wearing a dutch dress with wooden shoes. Her arms are composition.
    C $78.17
    1 bid
    C $32.65 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 13:13 EST2d 16hFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: LotCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • Antique Late 1800's Germany Gebruder Knoch 12" Bisque Doll 201 13/0 DEP NICE NR

    Take a look at this fantastic antique doll! Made by Gebruder Knoch of Germany around the late 1800's, this 12" doll features bisque head with brown sleep eyes and teeth. She has a composition body with strung arms/legs and ball jointed elbows/knees.
    C $45.05
    5 bids
    C $50.88 shipping
    Ending 28 Jan at 11:55 EST7d 14hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • KESTNER ? MIGNONETTE 5 1/2" BISQUE BLONDE WIG DOLL NO EYES NEEDS RESTRUNG

    Blonde wig (braided across back nicely but missing hair on top) doll that needs restrung and has no eyes. Both legs and arms are marked 83 100 and the legs are also marked with letters ?.
    C $13.25
    1 bidEnding Thursday at 18:12 EST3d 21hFrom United StatesPersonalized: YesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • 5 Inch All Bisque Doll And Clothing

    Charming doll and clothing.
    C $34.45
    2 bidsEnding Thursday at 20:42 EST3d 23hFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: Bisque
  • ANTIQUE 1890s GERMAN ALL BISQUE MIGNONETTE 5" KESTNER DOLL # 150 NEEDS SOME TLC

    THIS DARLING TLC FOOT MIGNONETTE KESTNER DOLL DISPLAYS BEAUTIFULLY AND WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO YOUR DOLL COLLECTION! SWEET TINY ANTIQUE GERMAN ALL BISQUE 5,5" KESTNER DOLL # 150 HAS A RIGID NECK AND JOINTED ARMS AND LEGS.
    C $86.12
    0 bids
    C $29.14 shipping
    Ending Today at 23:36 EST2h 36mTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesBrand: MattelEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • VERY TLC ALT BECK AND GOTTSCHALK? ANTIQUE BISQUE SHOULDER PLATE DOLL😍

    VERY TLC ALT BECK AND GOTTSCHALK? ANTIQUE BISQUE SHOULDER PLATE DOLL😍. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    C $28.49
    4 bids
    C $46.37 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 15:02 EST3d 18hFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • New ListingAntique German All Bisque Miniature Tiny Dollhouse Baby Doll Orig Knit Clothes!

    Here is the second of two sweet little antique all bisque dollhouse babies in their darling original clothing! Pre-tinted pink bisque gives the baby his healthy flesh tone. Underneath his knit cap his hair is painted blonde.
    C $19.21
    3 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 15:39 EST6d 18hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesEthnicity: CaucasianMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • 7" Kestner 146 Bisque Head with Cracks Blue Glass Sleep Eyes Size 16 30" Doll~~~

    7" Antique German Kestner 146 Bisque Head with Cracks that would work with the 23" Antique Composition Body. There are cracks and it is sold As Is. It is an early version as the eye brows are flat.
    C $41.07
    5 bids
    C $39.75 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 18:41 EST1d 21hTop Rated SellerFrom United StatesMaterial: BisqueFeatures: Antique
  • Lovely Antique Simon Halbig Dressel Jutta Doll 1349

    This lovely lady is a Dressel, Simon Halbig, Jutta Doll. She is about 19" tall. Body and head are in very good condition. Only note worthy issue I see is a tiny chip on the left ear ring hole. Brown sleep eyes function well. Eye wax looks great. She is wearing a lovely ensemble which consists of pantaloons, underslip, skirt, dicky, and overjacket. Underclothes are sewn on. Very well made. Also black leather shoes that look homemade, and stockings. Her mohair wig is possibly original. Hard to say. It's cut into a bob, and thinning in the back. Please see photos
    C $99.37
    1 bidEnding Thursday at 21:15 EST4dFrom United StatesFeatures: AntiqueCustoms services and international tracking provided

Antique Dolls (Pre-1930s)

Vintage dolls are appealing to collectors due to the rich and interesting history and background. Antique dolls are available in many styles and sizes. Some people prefer to just collect one type of doll, such as German bisque dolls, while others have collections that include a wide range of eras and materials, such as French and American dolls.

What are the categories for antique dolls?

Vintage dolls are typically divided into categories based on their age, type, and country of origin. These are the various categorizes for these collector's items.

  • Age: An antique doll is technically any item produced before the 1930s. The majority of vintage items are made between the 1700s and 1900s, when industrialization of children's toys became possible.
  • Country of origin: Most collector's items are French, German, or American.
  • Type: Some dolls are children's toys in the shape of infants, toddlers, young children, or adults. Vintage dolls may also be an adult item used to display fashions.
  • Size: Items may range from miniatures used in dollhouses to full-sized toys the size of real infants.
What materials are used for vintage dolls?

The construction method for antique and vintage toys is a major subject of interest. Most antique dolls are made from these methods.

  • Cloth dolls: Cloth stitched into the shape of a human is one of the oldest doll making methods. These antique dolls are stuffed with anything from more cloth to sawdust or flour.
  • Porcelain dolls: Most common in the 1800s, this material is a hard ceramic. Porcelain items tend to have a cloth body and a porcelain head.
  • Wood dolls: Carved wood was frequently used for German and Dutch toys in the 1600s through the 1900s.
  • Composition dolls: A composite material made of glue, sawdust, and resin was used to create vintage items in the 1800s.
What's the difference between bisque and china dolls?

These two types are frequently confused for each other. They are technically both a type of porcelain material. However, bisque is unglazed, so it is not shiny. China is a glazed material that has a shiny appearance. Of course, when an item is older, it may lose some of its shine. Another way to tell if an item is bisque is to look at its composition. China items usually have hair painted on while bisque ones have wigs. Bisque is typically just used for the limbs and head while china is used for the entire body.

How do you identify a vintage doll?

The first step to identifying antique dolls is to find its era. You can typically discover a rough age for the antique by finding the earliest date that your style of antique was produced. Check underneath the item's hair, beneath its dress or clothing, or between its shoulders for a maker's mark. Common and collectible makers include Bru, Jumeau, Kewpie, Madame Alexander, Betsy McCall, Gaultier, and Kestner. Other antique brands to look for include Effanbee, Lenci, and Heubach.