• New Listing4 ANTIQUE DOLLHOUSE MINIATURE ALL BISQUE DOLLS GERMAN

    $20.00
    Features: Antique
    $7.90 shipping
    Material: Bisque
  • New ListingJDK 237 "Hilda"

    This is a beautiful bisque head doll. It is marked JDK237. I think it is beautiful. But it is beautifully painted, and the eyes are sleep eyes that open and close freely. There is nothing on the back of the head that would indicate it is a repro.
    $225.00
    $42.45 shipping
  • New ListingRare 1920's French Boudoir Doll Face Hanger

    We are selling a Rare 1920's French Boudoir Doll Face Hanger . This one is lovely !! The size is 16 1/2" from hand to hand. The hands are 1" . The face is hand painted . The head is 3"long and 2 1/4" wide. This one has a few more issues with the arms . There are torn spots on the front and back in different places. Please look at tbe photo's. The hands have torn spots on the inside hands. Looks like real hair . Has a wire to hang it up on top. The face has small chin spot and the nose looks like a small dent and lose of cloth . look at the pics please. Still she looks really nice!! Its old !! Any question please contact us anytime. We do  Ship international or thru ebay. Please check out our other items for sale on ebay. Thank you Nancy
    $225.00
    Features: Boudoir Doll
    $8.30 shipping
  • Antique Rare 14” Cobalt Glass Eyed Antique German Parian Fashion China Doll

    Stunning 14” Parian fashion china doll with cobalt glass eyes and fancy hair. Very rare mold. Her body is partially kid leather and partially cloth. Compo-type arms. Her dress is gorgeous and made from antique materials.
    $435.00
    Features: Antique
    $14.95 shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingRare 1920's French Boudoir Doll Face Hanger

    We are selling a Rare 1920's French Boudoir Doll Face Hanger. Condition is Used. This one is in better condition with the cloths arms,  ot as many tears only some lose of the 1/2' trim on each side , 2 pieces next to each otber. One hand has a tear on the palm. The face has a little cloth lose on the chin and nose but this nose is not dented . The size is 16 1/2" from hand to hand. 1" hands . The head is 3" long and 2 1/4" wide. Over all looks really nice!! Any questions please contact us anytime. We do ship international or tbru ebay.   Please check out our other items for sale on ebay. Thank you Nancy
    $250.00
    Features: Boudoir Doll
    $8.30 shipping
  • New ListingSmall Jumeau Doll Close Mouth Size 5

    Small Jumeau Doll Close Mouth Size 5 of 13,6 inches tall. However she has hairlines but her face is very beautiful. She has red jumeau stamp behind head, original wig and underwears
    $990.00
    $60.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    18 watching
  • New ListingAntique German Kestner Baby Doll

    Very sweet antique German Kestner baby doll. Eyes have been set and do not sleep. Marked with only a #11 on the base of the neck. Clothes are clean. Tightly strung and does hold a pose. Plans may vary by the final price of the item.
    $199.00
    Features: Antique
    $8.30 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Thu, Jun 20
  • New ListingAntique Bisque P Germany 152 Doll With Original Gown, Undergarments Shoes

    Antique Bisque P Germany 152 Doll 10 as seen in photo. Complete with Original Gown, Undergarments, and shoes. Condition is Used. The eyes are in working condition, open and close, sleepy eyes. The hair and body are in good condition, she has 4 great teeth, all body parts are connected in great condition. The hair is attached, with no rackets in the head or body.
    $100.00
    0 bids
    $30.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 26 at 7:50PM PDT9d 17hFeatures: VintageMaterial: Bisque
  • New Listing5 pc Doll Set Vintage Bisque Elspeth Baby Mold 10490 Gebruder Heubach 7" Repro

    Marked on the back 10490 with a letter mark ( pictured ). 5 Piece Doll Set. Dolls look more modern. Our Family includes a Dog . Small dolls each have different color painted bows in their hair.
    $114.95
    Top Rated Plus
    $9.88 shipping
    Features: Antique
    or Best Offer
    Material: BisquePackaging: Without Packaging
  • New ListingVINTAGE GERMAN PAPER MACHE DOLL W JOINTED BODY, 12", ORIGINAL WIG AND SHIFT

    THIS 12" SWEETIE STILL HAS HER ORIGINAL FACE WITHOUT ANY TOUCH UP, CLOSED MOUTH AND ROSY COMPLEXION. SHOULDERPLATE IS OVERALL IN GOOD CONDITION. HER R BODY IS STRAW STUFFED AND SHE HAS NICE PAPER MACHE OR COMPO LOWER ARMS AND LOWER LEGS.
    $38.00
    Features: Vintage
    $9.45 shipping
    Material: Paper-Mache
    or Best Offer
  • 26” Antique German Bisque Head heubach Doll

    $179.99
    Features: Antique
    $43.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    27 watching
  • 18” Exquisite Artist-Made Vintage China Doll With Fancy Hair And Snood

    Very beautiful 18” Artist Made China Doll. I’m not sure of the age. She is very well-done and is nicely-dressed. Good condition. Study images. I have more antique toy and doll items listed so please check out my other auctions! Please check out my other auctions and add "ELSZEN" to your favorite sellers. Your one-stop shop for Vintage Hollywood, World's Fair Memorabilia, Antique Dolls, Paper Dolls, and Children's items, Victorian Paper and Advertising, Unusual History items and MORE!
    $195.00
    Features: Vintage
    $16.95 shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingBLEUETTE SFBJ 301 repro Painted by Margaret Anne Wolfe-Wilson Shelf Ready

    BLEUETTE SFBJ 301. This is a lovely example of the Bleuette SFBJ 301. She was painted and signed by the superb doll artist, the late Margaret Anne Wilson. She has puppy dog brown glass paperweight eyes and shows four little teeth.
    $195.00
    Features: OOAK
    Free shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingGerman Bisque Doll-Chubby Legs And Painted Heels

    German Bisque Doll-Chubby Legs And Painted Heels. Nice signed made in Germany 50. 10/9. Glass eyes set. Painted mouth open with teeth. Really cute painted heels on composition base. Plastic hands. 9 inches tall. No hairlines or chips. Wig needs major styling. Selling as is
    $95.00
    Material: Bisque
    $12.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Very Rare 11” Petite Antique German Empress Eugenie China Parian Doll

    Very Rare Antique (ca 1865-1880) Empress Eugenie china doll in petite size - just 11” tall! Please note that she has a repair to the neck area. I think she’d look lovely with a choker over this area and her new owner can add one if they choose. Body is stable and appears to be antique. Dress is vintage and has some areas of minor staining. Comes with stand. I have more antique toy and doll items listed so please check out my other auctions! Please check out my other auctions and add "ELSZEN" to your favorite sellers. Your one-stop shop for Vintage Hollywood, World's Fair Memorabilia, Antique Dolls, Paper Dolls, and Children's items, Victorian Paper and Advertising, Unusual History items and MORE!
    $295.00
    Features: Antique
    $12.95 shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
    17 watching
  • New ListingRARE 5.5" Mignonette “Miss Albany “ 2015 By Darlene Lane

    RARE 5.5" Mignonette “Miss Albany “ 2015 By Darlene Lane. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
    $225.00
    $9.25 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Early German Kestner Bisque Head Doll - Rare Mold 17" (circa 1885)

    I have for you an adorable antique rare German Kestner mold bisque shoulder head doll on a kid leather body made for the French market. She stands 17" tall, was made (as I understand from previous owner ) only.
    $419.00
    Features: Antique
    $25.00 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingAntique Large 26” Simon & Halbig 1249 Bisque Head Santa Doll Germany 1869-1920

    This is an antique Santa 1249 mold doll from Simon & Halbig in Germany. Sleep eyes work and all teeth are present. Feet and hands are intact. She displays beautifully in any doll collection. Simon & Halbig was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 in their two porcelain factories in Gräfenhain and Hidburghausen, near Thüringia, Germany.
    $90.99
    3 bids
    $25.39 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 11:46AM PDT6d 9hFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Bisque
  • Gorgeous 17.5” Artist Made Vintage Reproduction Of A. Marque Rare French Doll

    This Reproduction is lovely with soulful blue eyes and fine facial painting. She wears a gorgeous dress made from antique materials and has a human hair wig. Smart little black shoes adorn her feet.
    $275.00
    Features: Vintage
    $19.95 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Revalo German Bisque Head Doll Dressed as a Boy as Found

    This 15" German bisque head doll was made by Revalo. The head is marked Revalo, Germany 2. He has blue glass sleep eyes and an open mouth with four teeth. There is glue residue on his head. He has several tight hairlines on the left side of his head and a small chip missing.
    $110.00
    Features: Antique
    $8.71 shipping
  • New ListingRARE.1880s Bahr & Proschild 19" Bébé - # 305 Antique Doll - Bisque Head German

    Antique1800's Bahr & Proschild Child Doll ~ German Bisque BeBe. She is a rare doll on a leather body with a bisque head. Mold # 305. Condition: There is a tight hairline crack from the crown of her head to one eyebrow (picture 9).
    $89.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $21.82 shipping
    Features: Antique
    Guaranteed by Fri, Jun 21
    Material: Bisque
  • New ListingAntique German Doll Furniture Doll House All Bisque

    Great set of antique doll house furniture for your dolls. There is a wash stand, dresser (missing mirror), bed with linens (dirty and need to be washed), table (broken piece) and 2 chairs. All original.
    $175.00
    Features: Antique
    $8.30 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Thu, Jun 20
  • New Listing~Antique Leather Doll Body French?? German?? Fashion Doll Body 14”~

    This is a very early French or German fashion, approx 14”, doll body. As you can see from pics, there are quite a few repairs and some leakage on upper arm from a split. The fingers on one arm are all but gone. Body is sound but it has stiffened over the years, which is common with these old bodies. All in all, it’s a nice sound body. Ask questions prior to auction end. Good luck bidders!
    $69.98
    Features: Antique
    $9.45 shipping
  • New ListingAntique 11" German Bisque 7602 Gebruder Heubach Socket Head Pouty Character Doll

    Antique 11" German Bisque 7602 Gebruder Heubach Socket Head Pouty Character Doll. I don't see any cracks or damage to the head or repairs. Compo body has some chipping and some crazing. See pics for overall condition. Please ask me any questions before bidding.
    $74.99
    0 bids
    $9.30 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 1:15PM PDT6d 10hFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Bisque
  • New ListingAntique German Bisque Doll Socket Head Armand Marseille 390n A10M Nice Brown Eye

    Up for your consideration--Antique German Bisque Doll Socket Head Armand Marseille 390n A10M Nice Brown Eyes. Very nice antique bisque socket doll head, with no hairlines and no repairs noted. She has dark brown working sleep.
    $115.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $7.61 shipping
    Features: Antique
    Guaranteed by Thu, Jun 20
    Material: Bisque
  • 24" Antique bisque head composition German Armand Marseille QUEEN LOUISE Doll

    Queen Louise has a few "imperfections" and is not perfect. Incised at the back of her bisque head is "29, Queen Louise, 100, Germany". Reference attributes to 1910 Germany, by Armand Marseille doll maker.
    $100.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $25.00 shipping
    Features: Antique
    10 watching
    Material: Bisque
  • New ListingHUGE 151 Antique German Hertel and Schwab Baby Doll

    Marked with 151 on the back of the head. Nice long christening gown and old bonnet. Tightly strung and does hold a pose. Body has been repainted, but it done very nicely. Plans may vary by the final price of the item.
    $199.00
    Features: Antique
    $11.85 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Thu, Jun 20
  • Exquisite 20” Antique Glass Eyed German Parian Girl Doll Molded Hair

    This girl is not perfect but she displays beautifully! She’s a rare glass-eyed German Parian Doll with molded blonde hair dating from about 1870-1880. She has a good, antique kid body.
    $395.00
    Features: Antique
    $24.95 shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
  • SO PRETTY 22" KESTNER CHILD DOLL 162

    Her features are delicate and her facial bisque is on the paler side, with pretty rose hued cheeks. Her bisque is clean and crisp, save for a smattering of very light pepper marks to her left cheek area.
    $255.00
    Features: Antique
    $17.00 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
    Packaging: Without Packaging
  • Antique Fancy Curly Hair 13.5” Hertwig China Doll W Rare Green Rosette Boots

    Rare, cabinet-sized 13.5” china doll dating from about 1880 with cascading curls and exceptional green, fancy boots. She has an antique body that is stable. Clothing is newer and very detailed. Pretty lady!
    $235.00
    Features: Antique
    $9.95 shipping
    Material: China/Porcelain
    or Best Offer
    11 watching
  • Silk Peach & blue Dress (3pc) 7 3/4" Antique Doll Mignonette All Bisque Kestner

    (Doll is not included ) Love little dolls dressed fancy?. This dress has a generous cut to the arm and neck openings to accommodate little arms of chunky all bisque antique dolls. The dress is made (lined bodice) from dusty pale peach color silk dupioni fabric, antique lace, french cotton lace and handmade silk rosette floral trim.
    $64.00
    Features: Antique
    FAST 'N FREE
    Material: Bisque
    16 watching
  • New ListingAMERICAN SCHOOL BOY Closed Mouth Antique Doll Bisque Head German Kling 300

    Lovely Kling 300 bisque shoulder head doll. Little boy with brown eyes. Marked K in a bell for Kling and the number 300. Neat little boy.
    $9.99
    1 bid
    $10.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 7:09PM PDT6d 16hTop Rated PlusFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Cloth
  • New Listing15” Antique AM German Bisque Head Doll

    $129.99
    Features: Antique
    $29.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • French Market All Bisque Antique Mignonette Doll

    French Market All Bisque Antique Mignonette Doll. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Antique German all bisque porcelain doll, cabinet size, dollhouse doll ,french style mignonette Germany, 1890s great collectors condition , no cracks ,chips or repairs cabinet size, blue glass eyes, nicely painted eyebrows and red lips closed mouth antique brown mohair wig painted shoes and socks 14 cm / 5.5" tall moveable arms and legs (lastic fixed) dressed in hand made lace dress / stitched on vintage sun hat with old pearl rim and a nice little umbrella she is marked on the back: 4509
    $369.99
    Features: Antique
    $8.99 shipping
    Material: Bisque
  • New ListingAntique Kestner mignonette torso and head closed mouth glass eyes pale bisque

    Pale almost white bisque early mignonette doll attributed to Kestner. Very cute pale bisque antique doll head and torso, blue glass eyes, beautiful face painting, missing arms and legs. She has a chip or molding flaw inside one arm hole (the stringing hole within the socket hole) as shown in the 6th photo.
    $20.00
    0 bids
    $5.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 7:47AM PDT6d 5hFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Bisque
  • Antique Germany All Bisque 7” Fixed Glass Eyes Doll #6343 - Original Dress

    Antique Germany All Bisque 7” Fixed Glass Eyes Doll #6343 in her original silk dress with under chemise. She has no chips or cracks but she needs to be restrung. I sent a doll out to be restrung not to long ago it cost $30. She comes with stand. I only accept PayPal as a form of payment. Unless other arrangements are made payment must be remitted within 3 days or the doll will be relisted.
    $29.99
    1 bid
    $5.30 shipping
    Ending Today at 2:45PM PDT12h 2mFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Bisque
  • Antique Doll House Porcelain Doll

    Antique dollhouse Doll.  I do not ship outside the United States
    $125.00
    0 bids
    $7.85 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 7:11PM PDT5d 16h
    or Best Offer
    Features: AntiqueMaterial: China/Porcelain
  • New ListingDARLING ANTIQUE BISQUE HEAD KESTNER DOLL #171 -24"

    This very sweet doll is 24" tall with a bisque head & jointed composition body. She still has her original plaster pate which has numbers (171?). She has a beautifully molded head with open mouth with teeth, sleep brown eyes & remnants of eyelashes.
    $175.00
    Features: Ball Jointed Doll (BJD)
    $10.50 shipping
    Material: Bisque
  • All Bisque French (?) Mignonette Doll w/ Big Blue Eyes

    She has big beautiful blue eyes and pierced ears. She is marked "2" on her back. been repaired but a good job was done. She is dressed as shown (no undies) and is ready for display. She has a white line on the.
    $385.00
    19 bids
    $12.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 6:05PM PDT15h 22mMaterial: Bisque
  • ANTIQUE LOWBROW CHINA HEAD DOLL, BLUE EYES

    ANTIQUE LOWBROW CHINA HEAD DOLL, BLUE EYES. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.  THIS IS A LOWBROW CHINA HEAD DOLL WITH A CRACK IN THE BACK OF HER NECK.  I COULDN'T FIND ANY MARKINGS ON HER BUT I'M SURE SHE IS A GERMAN DOLL.  SHE MEASURES 16 1/2", HER ARMS ARE SEWN ON TO THE BODY, HER BOOTS ARE SEWN ONTO HER LEGS.  THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PLACES THAT NEED REPAIR BECAUSE THE SAWDUST IS FALLING OUT.  SHE HAS A TINY CHIP ON HER RIGHT HAND.  WHEN SHE'S DRESSED SHE LOOKS NICE.  THANKS FOR LOOKING!
    $6.99
    0 bids
    $9.45 shipping
    Ending Friday at 5:55PM PDT4d 15h
    or Best Offer
    Features: Antique
  • 8 INCH ALL BISQUE BRU JNE REPRO, LOVELY CLOTHES, NR!

    Another find from my closet — this darling all bisque reproduction of a Bru Jne in a nice cabinet size. She has nice modeling and lovely features. She is wearing a synthetic red very curly wig. The back of her head is marked “by Teena Halbig/ 1985.
    $14.99
    1 bid
    $5.85 shipping
    Ending Jun 24 at 7:59PM PDT7d 17hMaterial: Bisque
  • New ListingTwo Beautiful Petite Bisque Head Dolls

    They are quality artist's dollies-very well done with attractive features. They are 9", and 10 1/2" tall. Their bodies are quality jointed composition bodies in mint condition. The dolls are in excellent, clean condition.
    $34.99
    2 bids
    $12.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 8:00PM PDT6d 17hMaterial: Bisque
  • New ListingANTIQUE GERMANY PORCELAIN HALF DOLL WITH HAT AND EXTENDED ARMS HOLDING PAPER

    Beautiful Antique German Porcelain Half Doll With Hat And Extended Arms Holding Paper/Music. -Normal used condition for age of doll. 3.5” Top Half. -Detailed painted face.
    $19.99
    0 bids
    $8.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 11:59AM PDT6d 9hFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: China/Porcelain
  • New ListingAntique Flat Top China Head Doll 10.5” Tall

    Antique Flat Top China Head Doll 10.5” Tall. Condition is Used. Very nice quality flat top China Head Doll old cloth body no pits in the China shoulder head
    $15.10
    0 bids
    $3.88 shipping
    Ending Jun 23 at 8:30AM PDT6d 5h
    or Best Offer
    Features: AntiqueMaterial: China/PorcelainPackaging: Without Packaging
  • New ListingAntique 14" Schoenhut Wood Doll Patent 1911 Mark w/Clothes and Wig

    All fingers and toes in good condition. Actually the overall condition is pretty good except the hair. 14" tall, includes clothes but not the doll stand.
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $12.00 shipping
    Ending Jun 26 at 3:13PM PDT9d 12hFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: WoodEthnicity: Caucasian
  • Antique China Head Doll Leather Body

    $36.55
    8 bids
    $7.32 shipping
    Ending Today at 10:41AM PDT7h 58mFeatures: Antique
  • All Original 3.5” All Bisque Kling Antique German Mignonette Dollhouse Doll

    Wonderful “all original” 3.5” All Bisque Doll by Kling. Very sweet! Besides some minor wear to the outfit, she is in good condition. I have more antique toy and doll items listed so please check out my other auctions! Please check out my other auctions and add "ELSZEN" to your favorite sellers. Your one-stop shop for Vintage Hollywood, World's Fair Memorabilia, Antique Dolls, Paper Dolls, and Children's items, Victorian Paper and Advertising, Unusual History items and MORE!
    $165.00
    Features: Antique
    $6.95 shipping
    Material: Bisque
    or Best Offer
    23 watching
  • Antique 11'' Tall China Head Flat Top Hair Style Doll with Clothing (as found)

    She is in very good condition with a missing harm and her legs need to be reattached, also her clothing is poor to fair condition. She is sold as found. Look at pictures for hallmarks.
    $69.00
    16 bids
    $14.20 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:29AM PDT6h 47mFeatures: AntiqueMaterial: Cloth

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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.

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