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Some of the oldest known existing examples of dolls have been found made of wax,  There are three basic types of wax dolls. 


Ancient-1800s Poured Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, hair is inserted into the head, have molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollow poured limbs, sometimes marked on shoulder plate. 


1800-1900s Wax Over Dolls are made of clear wax, molded hair or wigged, no molded eyelids and solid limbs. 


1860-1890 Reinforced Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, wigged, molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollowed poured limbs.

See below for more Wax dolls, Doll Makers, Wax Dolls For Sale.


Items shown below are for reference

Montanari Princess Royal wax doll, 24"

Montanari Princess Royal Poured Wax Doll, 24"

Pierotti Poured Wax Doll 13"

Pierotti Poured Wax Doll 13"


Antique Wax Dolls For Sale, use the search ebay box to type and find a specific wax doll, this is a category site wide search, so be sure to include your search term + doll.



American Wax Doll Makers

Dominico Checkeni wax multi face dolls 1866-1885


   - doll mark Prosopotrope, Patented Feb. 20, 1866,  

   Manufactured and sold by Ozias Morse,

   West Acton, Mass, sole agent for Patentees

Charles Dummig wax dolls 1848-1865

   - No. 812 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA

Ehrich Brothers wax dolls

Ellis, Britton & Eaton wax dolls 1858-1925+

   - Co-Operative Mfg. Co, Vermont Novelty Co

Phillip Goldsmith wax dolls 1890

  - wax over composition doll heads

Rebecca Johnson wax dolls 1887 US

  - cloth head dipped in wax dolls

C. F. Lauer dolls 1842-1888+ NYC, US

  - an importer, distributor of American, England, 

  France & German dolls made of; bisque, China,

   composition, parian, rubber, wax

Martin & Rimpel wax dolls 1881 NYC

Mary McEwen wax over composition head 1910-1930s

Oates Wax Studio wax figurine dolls 1927-1928

Elizabeth Scantlebury wax dolls 1920s NYC, US

Minna Moschersch Schmidt dolls 1923-1930s

  - wax portrait, wax historical dolls

Antonio Vargas wax dolls 1915-1920

William Augustus Webber dolls 1882-1885

  -  wax over composition head singing doll


English Wax Doll Makers - if marked, usually with a body label or ink stamp

Frederic Aldis wax dolls 1878-1901

   - wax dolls, some with Pierotti heads, limbs, glass eyes,

  some with inset hair, cloth body.

Aldis doll mark Dolls, Toys & Games F. Aldis 11, 12 & 19 Belgrave, Mansions SW

Aldis doll mark Dolls, Toys & Games

F. Aldis 11, 12 & 19 Belgrave Mansions SW


Thomas Aldred wax dolls 1881-1903

   - wax dolls, some with Pierotti heads

Bailey & Baxter wax dolls 1916

   - unglazed porcelain dolls dipped in wax

Batger & Co wax dolls 1915-1922

   - colored wax heads, limbs, cloth body

Anthony Bazzoni wax dolls 1828-1878

   - wax and composition dolls

S. Coleman wax dolls, before 1867

 - Nos. 6, 7, 11, 12, & 26, Ground Floor Pantheon, Oxford

Corinthian Bazaar wax dolls after 1867

Dolphitch Mfg Co wax dolls 1909-1918

John Edwards wax dolls 1868+

Joseph Evans & Sons dolls 1868-1881

  - 114 115 116 Newgate St. London E-C

   wax head dolls, cloth body with ink stamp

Charles Marsh wax dolls 1865-1914

   - Chas. Marsh Manufacturer, cleaned & repaired dolls

  31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London, Soho Bazaar

Herbert John Meech wax dolls 1865-1917

Madame Augusta Montanari wax dolls 1851-1884

   - 251 Regent St. & 180 Soho Bazaar

Horace W. & Charles Morrell wax dolls 1870-1930+

   - H.W. Morrell 164 Oxford Street London

   Charles Morrell 368 Oxford Street London W.

Nellfoy & Co wax over composition doll heads 1916-1921

Lucy Peck wax dolls 1891-1930

   - 131 Regent Street, London W

Pierotti wax dolls 1770-1942

William Pitfield wax dolls 1875-1894

Edward Poole wax dolls 1854-1865

William Poole wax, composition dolls 1852-1855

Roncorone beeswax dolls 1800s

Santy Inventor, wax over composition doll heads 1860

  - 340 Long Room, Soho Bazaar, London

Slit Head wax dolls ca. 1850-60 various English doll makers

Edward Smith wax dolls 1880s

   - The City Toy Shop, 8 Cheap Side London, E. C.

Gilbert H. Spicer dolls 1916-1917

  - British ceramic, composition, wax dolls

Charles Edward Turnbull bisque, China, wax dolls 1895-1925


French Wax Doll Makers

Pandores, Grandes Pandores 1300-1800s - wood or wax French fashion manikin doll, Grandes Pandores is a large, life size manikin doll


Au Paradis Des Enfants 1864-1925 - distributor of various doll makers dolls; including cloth dolls, wax dolls and China head dolls.


Th. Desrosiers wax dolls 1867-1881 - by 1881 Assuérus & Desrosiers, wax heads of children, wax crèche figures, wax infant Jesus figures.


Lafitte & Désirat dolls 1900-1920 - museum quality wax dolls dressed in the latest Paris fashions for display and exhibits.


Maison Vve. Munnier dolls 1834-1863, succeeded by Benon & Cie in 1863, then by Guiton until the 1890s,  doll stamp; Aux Enfants Sages, Maison Munnier, Benon & Cie Succ, Guiton, Passage Jouffroy No. 15 & 17 Paris.  Made wax over composition Motschmann type dolls and bisque head dolls marked E.B. by Eugene Barrois.


German Wax Doll Makers

1800s+ Victorian Wax Valentine, flat wax figure(s) under a blown glass dome, diorama keepsake, various makers; Austria, Germany

Max Carl & Co wax dolls 1891-1905

Bernhard Fischer wax Taufling dolls 1864-1911

Gebrüder Haag doll mark Biskuit-Imitation 1878-1925+

   - washable, wax, molded wax dolls

Georg Hoffmann wax dolls 1895+ Rauenstein

Leopold Illfelder wax doll heads on cloth or kid 1874+

Julius Leuthausser Täuflings wax dolls 1879-1926

Amandus Michaelis & Co dolls 1870-1930s

   - leather, papier mache, Täufling, wax dolls

Andre Muller wax dolls 1895+ Sonneberg

G. Schmey wax dolls 1895+

Kammer & Reinhardt  wax dolls 1886+

Kestner wax over papier mache dolls 1860+

Lotte Pritzel wax head art dolls 1908-1920s

Heinrich Steiner wax dolls 1895-1912

Zeuch & Lausmann wax dolls 1895+

Paul Richard Zierow wax dolls 1882-1932


Other Countries Wax Doll Makers

Made in Austria

Ecuador wax dolls

Herrera Y Hoyo wax dolls 1893 Mexico

Spain wax dolls

Josef Kubelka wax over porcelain doll heads 1880s Vienna


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