How to identify your doll?

How to identify your doll?

Examine the Doll Note the size of the doll, the material the doll is made of, the type of eyes, hair and clothing details. Next, check the doll for markings. Most doll marks are found on the back of the head, on the torso, and sometimes the feet. All letters, numbers, and symbols may be important.

How to identify my antique doll?

Take a good photo of the mark or draw a copy of it to keep handy.

  1. Doll manufacturer marks are typically found on the back of the head or neck.
  2. Maker’s marks can also be placed between the shoulder blades, on the bottom of the feet, or on the doll’s clothing tags.
  3. If the doll has a wig, the mark might be under it.

How to find information on porcelain dolls?

Manufacturer. First, make a general assessment of your doll and determine that it is actually made from porcelain. There should be a clear identification name or number on the head, shoulder, neck, or bottom of your doll’s foot. This number can be used for online comparisons or when consulting an appraiser.

How to identify china dolls?

A typical china doll has a shoulder head made of glazed whitish porcelain, with painted molded hair and facial features. The glaze gives the doll a characteristic glossy appearance. The head is typically attached to a body made of cloth or leather, sometimes with arms and legs made of porcelain.

How do I find out what my porcelain dolls are worth?

Find “Comps” for Your Doll You’ll need to find some comps to help you set your porcelain doll’s value. Unless you have reason to believe your doll is especially valuable, start on eBay. Search the “sold” listings for dolls that match (or come close to matching) your doll’s description.

How can you tell if a porcelain doll is an antique?

A dull face coloring is a signature mark of an antique porcelain or bisque doll. The eyes, cheeks, and lips of the doll will look dull. Inspect the eyes of the doll for an indication of its age.

What makes up the body of a porcelain doll?

1 Other materials that the body of these dolls are often made from include composition (sawdust, wood, and glue), ceramic,… 2 Bisque is unglazed ceramic porcelain. It has small pores that collect dust and dirt. Usually the more dirt in the pores,… More

Where do you find the manufacturer’s mark on a doll?

Although the mark is most commonly on the back of the head or neck, they can be located anywhere on the body. Check the back, under the arms, or on the bottom of the feet. Read the manufacturer’s mark. This mark will often have the the location where the doll was made, the brand or maker’s name, and the size of the doll.

What to do if you can’t identify a doll?

Seek professional help if you cannot identify the doll. If finding or interpreting the manufacturer’s label is difficult, contact a doll appraiser for help. They will be able to identify the type, era, and value of the doll accurately. Check that the doll is made from porcelain or bisque and 1 other material.

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