Identifying a Porcelain Doll

This doll has a porcelain head and hands, but the rest of her is cloth. She has moving eyes. I found her mark, but can't quite make it out. I would love to know her maker and around what year she was made.

Please help.

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

I would upload the picture to the forum at I can't make it out, either.

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

She is lovely and looks quite old.

The make is very blurry so I can't see it.

Her face is also dark in the photos.

Perhaps if you can get a few clearer photos, you can post them back here and also try some of the forums that specialize in old dolls. This is one i have wanted to try, but haven't gotten around to yet:


How tall is she? Do the clothes look hand stitched? Does the hair feel real?

She is very lovely! I will keep searching, and if you find something sooner, please post back what you learn.

Once you know who she is, if you need help valuing her, I can take a stab at it for you!


Thanks for sharing!

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December 21, 20180 found this helpful

Without knowing the maker's mark it is very difficult to do research.

Some of her clothing looks to be hand made but maybe not all of it.

If you can take a few more pictures - especially close ups and sever pics of the marking on her neck - you may be able to get some help from a doll forum. The link that Pghgirl gave may be good and I have my favorite and they deal with all kinds of dolls - vintage and modern so they might know this mark. Also, give her size and anything you can see about the doll.

This site is easy to use and it may be almost your only hope for finding out about your doll.

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December 23, 20180 found this helpful

I see that you did ask your question on the doll forum.
I am really glad they were able to help you.


So many people seek answers but do not go to the trouble to ask for help and this shows that it pays to ask for help - both on ThriftyFun and the doll forum.

Here is information from the doll forum site.

"She is a 1924-1929 Ideal Carrie Joy Doll!"

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December 23, 20180 found this helpful

Did they give any more info besides the name and year span?

Is the dress original? I only know these dolls with more of a peasant style outfit or a nightie. Also the hair looks different, although maybe I just can't picture the without the little caps that they wore in what I know to be their original state.

There are no matches on any auction site I can find that is an exact dress/hair match.

There was an old auction (2013) where a 16 inch in a nightie sold for $19.99:


The market has been pretty stable for the last 5 years, so there may have been a slight appreciation, but not much.

If the dress is not original to the doll...and you are planning to sell,you may want to take the dress off her and sell it separately and sell the doll without clothing. I have had a lot of luck selling doll accessories at much higher values than the doll, especially if the piece is in good shape. If the clothing was handmade, it fetches even more.

I recently sold a lot of leather doll shoes for over $50. Had I left them on the doll that they were not original to, I would have taken a huge loss as the doll itself fetched very little.

This is wonderful when we get answers and can learn about items in different states of originality and condition. Thanks for sharing!

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