Identifying a Porcelain Doll?

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a fancy blue dress trimmed with white laceShe has fixed eyes, a soft body, bisque porcelain head, feet, and hands, two holes in her shoulders to hold it together, and no markings that I can find whatsoever. Thank you so much if you could give me any insight at all:)


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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

If you have undressed this doll and still have found no markings it is probably not expensive at all. It will also be hard to positively identify it.

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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

She is quite lovely! Many of the dolls with the holes in the shoulders were kit dolls...where a loving mom, grandma, aunt, etc. bought the head and then created the doll body and clothes in a class or at home.


There were a few store bought dolls with this configuration, but most had attached heads.

Unfortunately, either way, it may be almost impossible to ID her if there are not marks. There were many brands that made both the dolls and the heads for creating your own.

I did a quick reverse image to see if she would be a match and went through several hundred before coming up without an exact match.

If you are tying to sell her, I suggest not. There is a glut of dolls at the moment with literally tens of thousands for sale at the moment and dolls are just not selling.

If you can hold off until late October/early November you may get a nibble or two before sure to mention the green eyes as sometimes green eyed gals will fetch a little more than the blue or brown eyed ones.


Sadly a little more may be fetching $15 dollars instead of $10, but every little bit helps!

You can study doll sales and trend for yourself by going into eBay and looking at sold items weekly.

The best way to describe an unbranded doll is to search by a brief description for example Victorian doll (then list her height) so Victorian Doll 24 in Green eyes blue dress and then click on the SOLD listings. That will tell you what people are actually paying for them.

The values will increase slightly before Christmas.

I hope this is what you needed to know. If you have questions, let me know. Happy to get you the right info!

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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

Pghgirl has given you excellent information so there is no need to repeat it.
I can only suggest you might submit pictures to a doll forum if you are interested in finding out more about her.


If you decide to ask for identification you will need pictures of your doll without clothes as this is how they identify this type of doll.
Pictures of front and back and closeup of her head/face/neck/shoulders (this can be one or two good pictures).
Show her hands and legs/feet/shoes and her size (inches) and any information you may have about her past.
This sounds complicated but it is really very easy to do.

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