Identifying a Porcelain Doll

Finding out who your doll is, and who is the maker isn't always easy. This guide is about identifying a porcelain doll.
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January 2, 2017 Flag

My searches for a specific porcelain doll led me to this site. I'm hoping someone can give me some advice for searching or perhaps recognizes the doll. I am looking for a porcelain doll like the one I had as a child. She had light brown hair in two braids, was wearing a light blue nightgown and was holding a small brown teddy bear. She was in a black box that I believe said, "Porcelain Doll with Bear" on it. She was donated in a move and now I'm hoping to be able to replace her. Thanks for your help!

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your help - I will check those out!

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December 5, 2016 Flag

This porcelain doll is about 10-12 in. tall has porcelain head and hands. It has a beanie type body. There are no marks anywhere on body or clothing. Any ideas about it's age and maker?

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

Hi,

This doll is beautiful! I found a site that lists all kinds of dolls. You might be able to use this site to identify the maker of the doll.

http://dollreference.com/

Are there any stamps on the back of the head or the feet or the body that tells the maker? If there are, that would be a great start.

Merry Christmas!

----Robyn

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March 23, 2016 Flag

I have posted the pictures of the markings, but I can't read or recognize them. They are porcelain and appear to be well made. Can someone please help?

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June 10, 20160 found this helpful

Marie Osmond

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March 28, 2016 Flag

I found this doll some time ago and am wondering the name and value of it. The doll is around 18in and with original packaging. I would appreciate any help.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

She looks a lot like a modern Ashton Drake / Homeart Doll. If her packaging has no clues, try googling Homeart / Ashton Drake & look

at images. There are so many if these dolls made you may not find one in the same outfit online, but look for same face / maker / porcelain to find very similar dolls.

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August 10, 2016 Flag

I have this doll, but can not make out the name on her neck. Any help? Any info on this doll would be greatly appreciated. Any idea what they are worth? Thank you.

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August 19, 20160 found this helpful

I see gret, and the only name I can think of would be Margret.

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March 13, 2016 Flag

Does anyone have any information about this doll? She is 19 inches tall. She has molded on shoes. Her dress is sewn on (not removable). Her arms hang loose so they can be posed to some degree. There are no identification marks or tags that I can see.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

She may possibly be an Elizabethan character doll, maybe Ashton Drake or similar modern porcelain doll maker. I suggest doing a google search for Elizabethan &/or historical period doll & start by looking at all the images first. Often I find a doll or one very similar to one I'm looking for in the images & continue the search from there.

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November 14, 2016 Flag

Can some please identify this doll for me?

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June 21, 2016 Flag

The doll doesn't have any information written on it, but is about 15 to 16 inches tall. I am trying to find out who it is by and other information on it. I am trying to sell my dolls and to do that I need this information. I await your answer patiently.

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June 22, 20160 found this helpful

yes ik and thank you i will try to find it on there ^^

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June 20, 2016 Flag

On the doll it says 1813/2280 Limited Edition. It is about 15 inches tall. I am trying to find out who it is by and other information on it. I am trying to sell my dolls and to do that I need this information. I await your answer patiently.

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

Did you ever find anything about this doll? I have the same one 28th the number 0421/2280 limited edition. The only difference is that she is holding flowers. I can't find anything on her

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May 13, 2016 Flag

I bought this doll and would like to know who made it and what it's worth?

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May 13, 20160 found this helpful

An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research. This site is a good place to start:

http://collectd … rary/blgallp.htm

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October 20, 2016 Flag

Please tell me if anyone knows the identification name on this doll.

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October 12, 2015 Flag

I have a porcelain doll head with the numbers: 370 A M 10 DEP. It belonged to my aunt who would have been 114. I have the eyes that have a leaded weight, and also the arms/hands. Anyone able to help?

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October 12, 20150 found this helpful

May be difficult to find information on your doll. You can search online for possible information, contact doll collectors who may have experience with older dolls, consider large old libraries that may have old books on the subject, etc.

Good Luck!!!

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October 7, 2016 Flag

Anyone have any information on this doll? I know nothing. I bought it from a thrift store because I liked her face. LOL Thank you for your help!

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February 23, 2016 Flag

I received a porcelain doll, the body is modern, but the head looks older. It has a few letters and number 9 on the neck. I do not think the wig is the original. Thank you very much.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

It's hard to see any markings in photo. If you can list them here, it may be possible to help. The body looks wooden. Are you sure it's modern? The head does look like an older one, or a reproduction of an older one, with a modern wig.

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February 12, 2016 Flag

Does anyone know the name of this doll or where I can find out what doll I have? It has no markings on it to tell me what it is. My great grandmother gave it to me and she doesn't have the information that came with the doll.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

It's hard to tell from

Photos whether she is Porcelain or hard plastic. Either way she is likely a modern doll, possibly Ashton Drake, Homeart, Copper Art. Try googling these names with porcelain or plastic (whichever your doll is) & look at images first to find her or similar doll.

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June 25, 2015 Flag

I can't find anything on my porcelain doll; what is this marking? How much is it worth? What year was it made? Please help!

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June 25, 20150 found this helpful

Most dolls similar to yours pictured were and are being mass produced. You can try online investigation to try to identify your doll and possible worth. Most dolls from the past thirty years or so are now worth about what the original purchase price was at the time.

An easy online search produced many answers. Keep in mind that just because the doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced. Try the site below for further research:

http://collectd … rary/blgallp.htm

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September 23, 2016 Flag

Does anyone know the maker of this doll? The only mark is inside the doll's head. It is blue with a flower and butterfly and either FF or AF. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.

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September 12, 2016 Flag

Can anyone help me identify this doll? It is approximately 38" tall. I think it has porcelain face, hands, and feet.
Thank you.

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