Bisque headed dolls are perhaps the most popular with collectors with the most sought after being the fine French Fashion dolls 1860s/70s and Bebes of the 1880s/90s made by famous Parisian makers such as Jumeau, Bru, Gaultier and Steiner. German bisque headed dolls play an important role in the development of dolls which commenced mainly in the 1890s following the affordable production of dolls from such well known manufacturers such as Simon & Halbig, Kestner, Armand Marseille, Heubach and Kammer, and Reinhardt but to name a few. The height of German doll design emerged in 1909 with the introduction of the Character doll who boasted more realistic features, often portraits of real children.

If you've any dolls you'd like to have valued, please do not hesitate to contact our Doll Specialist, Leigh Gotch. 

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Leigh Gotch

Specialist in Antique Dolls, Teddy Bears, Fine Toys, Trains & Toy Soldiers

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