Identifying Two Small Porcelain Dolls?

Identifying Two Small Porcelain  Dolls - two small dollsI found these two dolls. The clothes are handmade, no Velcro used. The hair is glued on as well. I undressed one to look for markings and found only a C and below it O.B


I have no idea who or what the letters mean. They were clearly meant to be together as their clothes were made from the same fabric.

Identifying Two Small Porcelain Dolls
Identifying Two Small Porcelain Dolls
Identifying Two Small Porcelain Dolls
Identifying Two Small Porcelain Dolls

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May 13, 20190 found this helpful

I dont think these dolls are valuable. Dolls with value dont have eyes painted on.

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May 14, 20190 found this helpful

These are quite interesting. I have never seen dolls like this.

Can you give me some additional information:

What are the bodies made of? They look like composition or plastic, but I can't be sure which. Is the body hollow or solid.


Composition sounds heavier than plastic--at least to me--if you thump on it. Also if they are solid...can you tell what they are stuffed or filled with?

What is the hair made of? Does it feel like real hair (either human or animal) or is it plasticy? You said it is glued on. Can you see roots or is it just stuck to the head?

Also can you tell me how tall they are? They look small--like 8 or 9 inch.

Without knowing more it is hard to tell who they are and what their value is. There are many dolls of many years with handpainted eyes. Usually glass eyes have the most value and painted, lower, but it is very difficult to give any value without knowing more info. There is a line of old French dolls that have painted eyes that are WILDLY valuable. I don't think that is what you have...but painted eyes does not always delineate poor quality.


They do appear (by the eye and lash patterns) appear to be from the same company. I know there are several lines of dolls that are ethnic series--and I am wondering if it is from one of those.

At first I though the gal on the right was African American, but I don't think that is the case. If she is a doll from the US, I am thinking she is an American Indian, but even that does not feel right.

At the moment, I am leaning to these NOT being dolls from the US...and am so curious to learn more about who they are!

I see that the clothing looks like they go together, but I am not convinced that the clothing is original. What I am thinking is that the owner made a set for each doll so they would be "twinsies" so to speak. The clothing (especially the underwear looks very old style--like something from the 1940s or older.


Looking forward to learning more so we can figure out who you have there! Thanks for sharing!! These are way cool and I am hoping for the best on the values!!

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