Identifying French Porcelain Dolls?

I bought these lovely dolls in southern France. I have no information about them. Does anyone know? I think they are modern, but I don't know how old or if they are worth anything at all. All answers gratefully received.

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August 15, 20190 found this helpful

They are very pretty. Undress the doll and look for markings anywhere on the body. If there are none, it is probably not expensive.

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August 16, 20191 found this helpful

They have sweet faces.

They appear to be modern and the first one may be a kit doll that someone made in a doll class in the 1990s. She looks very similar to those project dolls (strings to hold together, thin material on the body and the chest that was built up with fabric).


When trying to value them, you have to look at supply and demand and right now there is a huge supply of dolls on the market and very little demand.

If these are kit dolls, you may not find any to give you their exact market values so you will have to research like dolls using things like height, hair color, dress color, and style) in your searches.

I don't see any artists signatures on them--is there anything under the hair line or on the inside of the breast plate? Sometimes the kit dolls were signed by the artists. Most of the artists were not anyone famous....but if there is a signature a quick Google search can tell you if it is a famous person or not.

The gal with the cameo, her outfit actually may be worth more than she is--with some doll dresses fetching $10-20 dollars in online sales.

The bride may fetch more ($25-40) in June or October during wedding season.


Post back what you do with them and the values if you sell. I love learning how sales go in other places! Thanks for sharing!

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August 16, 20191 found this helpful

PS, there are some good Facebook groups to get a second or third weigh in on your gals...

You have to ask to join and READ THEIR RULES to see if you can ask for value--I know the second one I am giving you, you can, but the first you CANNOT

Most doll folks knows a piece of things so perhaps they will see something I didn't see

The ones I like are:

Let's Id our dolls!!!

Porcelain doll collector's + accessories buy and sell

Post back what you learn!! Thanks for sharing!

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August 21, 20190 found this helpful

From you photos you have supplied I do have to agree that the dolls are modern dolls and not really a collectors doll. The only way to really determine this is by looking for the manufactures or doll makers marking on the doll.


If you can not find any thing like this then the doll was either made by a person taking a class or was mass producted.

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