Q: I have recently started to collect German antique bisque dolls. I have several marked Heinrich Handwerck. Now I have found one marked Max Handwerck. Did this company change its name or are these two different companies?Read More
Category: Porcelain Dolls
Q: I was curious about this figure. I’m not sure it’s a doll, but do you know anything about it? Age? Origin? Purpose?
A: Collectors refer to these types of figures as “nodders.”Read More
Q: I am new to collecting antique bisque dolls, and I have a lot to learn! I have heard collectors refer to “dolly face” dolls. What exactly does that term mean?Read More
The doll world lost a renowned and beloved artist Oct. 14 with the death of Dianna Effner due to cancer. Effner began designing and making porcelain dolls in the late 1970s, designing for a variety of manufacturers as well as producing and finishing dolls herself.Read More
I haven’t been able to find the maker of this little doll. The bisque head is marked with a crown and the entwined initials WG with “Germany” and “120.” It is just 9.5 inches tall.Read More
Brenda Mize launched her Eyes of Texas Dolls line at the beginning of 2015. The doll and teddy...Read More