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Papier mâché, carton moulé, carton pâte or holz-masse are all terms describing a type of composition material made from paper sheets or paper pulp mixed with paste, oil, resin or other material to form a strong material that was pressed together. 

 

Earliest papier mache dolls were individually handmade, by the mid 1800s pressure mold processes made it possible for dolls to be mass produced.  

 

See below for more Papier Mache doll information.

Antique Papier Mache Dolls For Sale

 

 

Some types of antique Papier Mache dolls Identified

Items shown here are for reference

 

 

J. Adler & Co dolls 1850-1890 US - papier mache / composition shoulder head dolls, painted eyes, single stroke eyebrows, closed mouth, cloth body, leather hands.  Identifying paper label doll mark on back shoulder:  J. Adler & Co., Superior, American Head No. 7

J. Adler & Co. doll mark Superior American Head No. 7

J. Adler papier mache doll 19"

J. Adler & Co, Papier Mache Doll 19"

 

 

French Papier Mache Dolls 1835-1850 - shoulder head, kid body, wooden limbs, painted black pate with painted hair curls around face, glass almond shaped eyes or painted eyes, open mouth with bamboo teeth or closed mouth, dolls are unmarked.

 

Dolls made by German doll makers; Johann Müller and Johann Andreas Voit and perhaps others.

French papier mache doll 12"

French Papier Mache Doll 12"

 

 

Ludwig Greiner dolls 1840-1900 US - Papier mache shoulder head doll, molded and painted wavy black hair, high forehead, painted eyes or glass eyes, upper eye lashes and single stroke eyebrows, closed mouth, somber facial expression, cloth body with kid arms dolls.  Doll had an identifying paper label with; Greiner's Improved Patent Heads Pat. March 30th '58. or '72. as shown below.

reiner's Improved Patent Heads Pat. March 39th '58. or '72.

1858 Ludwig Greiner, glass eye papier mache doll 18 1/2"

Ludwig Greiner glass eyed

 papier mache shoulder head doll 18 1/2"

 

 

Milliner's Model doll with molded hair, papier mache dolls 1820s-1860s - shoulder head with an oval face, painted eyes, stuffed kid body, wooden limbs, painted molded hair style, closed mouth, painted flat feet, dolls are unmarked, various doll makers.

Milliner's Model papier mache doll 15"

Milliner's Model Papier Mache Doll 15"

 

 

Later Papier Mache Dolls 1880-1910 - shoulder head, cloth body, leather hands, molded painted blonde or black wavy hair like a China head doll, round face, painted eyes, closed mouth, dolls are unmarked or marked G. L. Superior 2015 or M & S Superior 2015 or 4515.

 

G. L. Superior = G. Liedel 1855+ German

M & S Superior = Müller & Strassburger 1863-1892 German

 

A. Fleischmann & Craemer Doll Marks

1881 doll mark

Fleischmann & Craemer doll mark AF & C Superior 2018

after 1881 doll mark

Fleischmann & Craemer doll mark AF & C 1920s

1920s

 

Fleischmann & Craemer doll mark AF & C Superior 2018

M & S Superior papier mache doll 29", mold 2015

Muller & Strassburger, Papier Mache doll

 mold M & S Superior 2015, 29"

 

 

Patent Washable Dolls 1880-1915 - a doll name for a type of composition shoulder head doll made by various doll makers, presumably in Germany. 

 

Patent Washable dolls are unmarked, have composition shoulder heads, cloth bodies and limbs, composition lower arms and legs, some with molded boots, mohair or skin wig, bulging glass eyes, open mouth some with teeth or closed mouth.            

Patent Washable doll 18" Germany

Patent Washable papier mache doll 18"

 

 

More American US, English, French, German Papier Mache Doll Makers

Henri Bellet dolls 1919-1920 FR

  - made Poupard Art cardboard dolls with molded clothing

Josef Bergmann dolls 1883-1891

  - bisque or papier mache dolls heads, kid or composition body

Hattie Bartholomay Bruckmann dolls 1917+ USA

  - papier mache, plaster pressed face mold, chamois skin, hand painted face dolls or kid over papier mache, glass eyes head dolls

Cuno & Otto Dressel dolls 1789-1942

Hermann Eckstein doll mark ECCO 1899-1920

Hermann Eckstein doll mark ECCOHermann Eckstein doll mark triangle with a girl

Charlotte Eldridge dolls 1953

  - hand made papier mache Godey Lady Dolls

Fleischmann & Crämer dolls 1844+ papier mache, Täufling, wax

   dolls, doll mark AF & C Superior 2015, AF & C Superior 2018

Luigi Furga & Co dolls 1872+ Italy

  - papier mache, wax mask face dolls

Alphonse Giroux 1860-1880 FR

  - papier mache head on a kid body doll

Martin Grabner papier mache doll factory 1820

Ludwig Greiner dolls 1840-1900 USA

reiner's Improved Patent Heads Pat. March 39th '58. or '72.

William A. Harwood papier mache dolls 1862-1880s USA

William A. Harwood doll mark

Indestructible Head No. 1879, This Composition is perfectly harmless

- maker unknown

Edward S. Judge & Early papier mache dolls 1867-1878

- doll marks; Judge's Patent  Indestructible Doll Heads,

No. 3, March 24th, 1868,  or

E. S. Judge, No. 6, July 27, 1875,   or

Judge & Early, N.2 Pat'd. July 27, 1875

JDK Kestner dolls 1820-1938

Alexandre Lefebvre papier mache baby dolls 1863-1921 FR

Philip Lerch, Lerch & Co, Lerch & Klag 1866-1875 USA

   -  papier mache dolls

Lowenthal & Co papier mâché dolls and heads 1838-1897

Matlock Patent Washable Doll 1899-1914 USA

O. Mills papier mache doll 1851-1856 US

Model Patent Washable Dolls 1899-1907 USA

Johann Friedrich Müller dolls 1805+

  - mold pressed Papier mache dolls

Leo Moss papier Mache dolls 1800s-1900s USA - black papier mache character head dolls, cloth body, molded painted curly hair, glass eyes, some have a molded tear on cheek, closed mouth, dolls are unmarked or marked L.M.

Emile Paufler dolls 1896-1905

  - doll house, papier mache, porcelain, Täufling, wax dolls

Christoph Reisenweber dolls 1861-1930s

  - made art, bisque and papier mache head dolls

E. Ridley & Sons dolls 1884-1898 US distributor

  - bisque, China, composition, rubber, Nonpareil papier mache

   doll heads, wax dolls, doll mark W.A.H. nonpareil 3015

Rock & Graner dolls 1813-1911

  - baby dolls, papier mache, molded hair dolls, dollhouse dolls

E. F. Safonoff dolls 1840s RU hand made papier mache dolls

Georg Andrea Sauerzapf dolls 1834-1851 AT

  - mechanical dolls, papier mache dolls

FM Schilling dolls 1871-1928

   - papier mache dolls, rubber dolls, Täufling dolls   

  composition head dolls and wax over composition dolls

 FM Schilling doll mark symbol of a winged doll angel

  FM Schilling doll mark symbol of a winged doll angel

Schmitt et Fils dolls 1854-1891 FR

Alfred Schroeder papier mache mechanical dolls 1921-1930+

Société Ch. Ramel & Cie papier mache dolls 1916 FR

  - doll marks J' Habille Mes Soldats, J' Habille Mes Poupées

Sporlin & Heinrich papier mache doll heads 1835-1841 AT

Heinrich Stier dolls 1830s-1880s

Reinhold Süssenguth & Company 1883-1893

Utley NEDCO dolls, papier mache dolls 1914-1922 USA

Johann Andreas Voit dolls 1806-1882

Carl Wiegand papier mache dolls 1876-1883

   - doll mark Wiegand's Patent May 23, 1876

Adolph Wislizenus dolls 1851-1931

Christopher Witthauer dolls 1899-1903

  - cardboard or papier mache doll heads covered in cloth

Bernhard Zehner doll 1898-1930

  - papier mache dolls & toys, mechanical dolls

Note:  Doll makers are German unless noted.

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