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Below is a list of Doll makers around the world by Country 1400s+, included is the Company name, dates of operation, doll mold numbers, identifying doll mark; letters, initials, doll trade names and symbols if known. 

 

Some dolls or figures are listed by type, as the exact doll makers are unknown. 

 

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Doll Makers World - Dress-Me dolls, Ethnic doll, Folk doll, International doll, National Costume doll, Souvenir doll, Tourist dolls

Almost every country on this planet made or sells tourist dolls. The exact manufacturers names are unknown, obscure or too numerous to list; they could be made by local artists, individuals, small importers who then dress the dolls in the regions costumes and attire etc. Generally tourist dolls are small sized, low quality and inexpensive, although from the quantity found today, clearly folks did purchase them to commemorate their holiday.  In the USA American market, often a small hard plastic 1950s Dress-Me type doll was used and dressed in locale attire.

 

Margurerite Brunot doll mark MB intertwined

Africa, African - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Africa

Brentsend dolls 1915-1920s

- cloth dolls made by Miss Brent and Mrs. Townsend, Grahamstown, SA & Salisbury, Rhodesia

Marguerite Brunot dolls 1918, Algiers, North Africa,

- doll mark Marque Depose intertwined MB (trademark registered in France) -------->

Flora dolls 1916-1928, dolls have a wooden head, cloth body, made by Grace & Florence Wheeler

Fertility dolls, Religious dolls

Laubschers Poppen Fabriek dolls 1915-1927, S. Africa

 

American, USA - Doll Makers - Dolls made in the United States

 

Americas - Doll Makers - Dolls made in the Americas

North America Arctic regions - wooden Labrador dolls 1940s+, Labrador Tea dolls 1960s+

 Northern, North, Central, Caribbean, South America - dolls were made by various artists, craftsperson's

Trinidad dolls 1914+ - cloth stuffed and dressed as a East India woman, betrothal or marriage dolls

 

Argentina - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Argentina

Artycal Industria Argentina dolls ca. 1935+

Marilu Dolls 1932+

- doll mark Marilu Marca Registrada in blue or red ink stamp

 

Austria, Austrian -  Doll Makers - Dolls made in Austria

 

 

Australia, Australian - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Australia

Anne Geddes plush dolls 1990s+

Australian Metal Head Doll Works 1930s - doll mark E. F. & Co.

Berlex Co. dolls 1950s

H. Chris Burkitt dolls 1926 Narrogin, Australia

Lindee Toy Co. dolls 1944-1976

Sarah Ellen Midgley cloth dolls ca. 1930s-1950s

Moldex LTD., Pedigree Tri-ang Line Brothers LTD dolls 1956+

P. Thomle 1880s Queensland, Australia

Verna Toy Co. dolls 1941-1980s

 

Belgium - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Belgium

Jeanne Cortot of Le Puy dolls 1917-1922

   - doll mark M.P.H.L. Bébé Jeannette

Jeanne Cortot doll mark M.P.H.L. Bébé Jeannette

Leo W. Dulmage walking dolls 1920-1923

DeFuisseaux or De Fuisseaux dolls ca. 1909-1913

Eugénie Faugier dolls 2 heads, 2 torso's, 2 skirts 1909

Belgium Doll Company - Princesse Universal composition doll mark EVF ca. 1920s+

Princesse Universal doll mark EVF

    Remdeo dolls 1914-1916

Unica dolls 1921-1971

Van Hollebeke dolls 1850s

J. Van Rosen dolls 1912-1914

 

Brazil, Brazilian Bonecas - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Brazil

Estrela Company 1937-present, maker of dolls and toys, doll mark ESTRELA

- licensed by Ideal & Mattel to reproduce their products in Brazil

some bonecas names; Bebe, 1963 Miss Universe Ieda Vargas, Linda, Patti Playpal, Susi and many others

Holzer & Cie dolls 1920s-1940s

Joao Perotti Mfg. Obis dolls 1920s-1930s

 

Canada, Canadian - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Canada

 

China, Chinese .玩偶 - Doll Makers - Dolls made in China

Bikin Express LTD. 1986-1992 Hong Kong, China, also in NYC, USA

   - made Walt Disney fairy tale characters in plastic and vinyl; Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Dwarfs

Blue Box Toys 1952+

CPC Company dolls 1960s-1970s

- doll mark Hong Kong CPC inside a diamond

Camay Co. dolls 1950s+ **

Chinese Papier Mache Opera dolls 1930-1940

L. Davis Textiles Co. Limited (Davtex) dolls 1960s+ **

Debbie Doll Co. 1950+ **

Palitoy - diddums dolls were made of cascelloid, but these have different faces than doll noted below

Diddums International 1960s, dolls made in Hong Kong, plastic Pee Wee like dolls dressed in international costumes

Door of Hope dolls 1901-1949

Evergreen Co. dolls 1960s+ **

Fab-Lu LTD. dolls 1950s+ ** - also NYC

Fishel Toys LTD 1978 - present, Hong Kong

Gata, Gatabox LTD. of Hong Kong dolls 1981-1999, then Horsman LTD.

Kader Industries Co LTD. celluloid or plastic doll mark OK on a globe Kader 1948+ Hong Kong **

Kader Industries Co LTD doll mark OK on globe Kader

Knight & Co. dolls of Newchwang 1878

Ada Lum cloth dolls 1930s

Michael Lee doll mark Micale 1946-1995 by doll maker Lee Ming Yang of Hong Kong

Michael Lee doll mark Micale

   - early dolls are small composition Chinese character dolls and later larger cloth dolls were also made

Lucky Industrial Company Limited dolls 1980s+

Queue - the word for a single plat of hair down back, Oriental or Asian

Mascot Doll Made in Hong Kong 1960s

Walda Antiqued Porcelain dolls 1970-1980s+

** dolls were made in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and sold thru-out the world.

 

Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakian, (Bohemia) - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Czechoslovakia

Artel Company doll mark Artelpraha 1900s Prague

Artel Co doll mark Artelpraha 1900s Prague

Miss Marcel Giblet dolls 1921-1922

Adolf Hahn dolls 1897 CK - papier mache and wax dolls

Rudolf Heinz dolls 1911-1925

F. Klemperer dolls 1923-1925

Klosterle dolls 1790-1890+ CK -  now in Czechoslovakia, was in Austria

Gustav Kmel dolls 1906

Moravia was the Toy Center of Czechoslovakia, Moravian dolls

Mortiz Resek or Rezek doll mark MR, doll mold 1895 1889-1927+, also in Austria

Mortiz Resek or Rezek doll mark MR doll mold 1895

Gisella Weyde dolls 1920-1922

 

Danish, Denmark - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Denmark

 

Kai Reisler Aps Company 1949-2008, Copenhagen, made toy model figures; animals, cowboys, firemen, guards, Indians, sailors, soldiers & trolls in hard plastic or vinyl, doll mark Made in Denmark inside a circle J.N. for designer John Nissen.

Reisler doll mark Made in Denmark J.N.

Here is a website link with more company history & photos of their products Reisler Model Figures

 

Royal Copenhagen Manufactory doll mark

Royal Copenhagen Manufactory China head doll mark three wavy lines, three vertical lines 1772-1925+

 

 

England, English Doll Makers - Dolls made in England

 

European and America USA - Doll Distributors

F & W Woolworth & Company dolls 1879+

 

Finland, Finnish  Nukke - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Finland

Amanda Hertman cloth dolls 1876+

Dollitex plastic dolls 1952-1975 - then became Polarnukke plastic dolls1975-1990s

Suomi dolls and toys 1888+

Turku Martha Doll Company 1908-1974 - also known as Turun Martta-Nukketeollisuus and Nukkela,

- early dolls have German heads and hands, probably made of bisque

 

France, French Bebe - Doll Makers - Dolls made in France

 

Greece, Greek κούκλ - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Greece

Kehagias dolls 1970s - dolls also made in Canada

Lea of Athens leather and cloth dolls 1950s-1960s

Near East Industries cloth dolls in regional clothes 1920-1930s

 

Germany German Puppen - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Germany

 

Hungary, Hungarian - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Hungary

Magyar Asszonyok Nemzeti Szovetseg - National League of Hungarian Women dolls 1909-1926

Zsigmond Liebner dolls, toys 1920s +, Uncle Liebner famous toy dealer in Budapest

Magyar Babavilag - Hungarian Dolldom dolls 1920s

Pápa Pottery doll mark PAPA 1811+

Pápa Pottery doll mark PAPA

Orszagos Magyar Haziipari Szovetseg - National Hungarian House Industry dolls 1926

Szerelemhegyi Marga dolls 1920s-1930s

Ungarische  Gummiwaren-fabrik dolls 1894-1930

 

Ireland, Irish - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Ireland

Isobel Dodd dolls 1919

Emily Florence Eaton dolls 1895-1925

Hibernian Novelty Co dolls 1916-1917

 

Israel, Israeli - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Isreal

Mayer dolls 1950s - made of rubber

 

Italy, Italian Bambola - Doll Makers & Doll Marks - Dolls made in Italy

 

 

Japan, Japanese 人形の - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Japan

T. Akiyama dolls 1880

All Bisque Dolls sassy dolls 1960s-1970s

Criterion Toy Co. dates pos. 1960s
Dakkachan dolls or embrdolls 1960s

Daruma dolls ca. 500 a.d.

Froebel-Kan Co Ltd. of Tokyo bisque dolls 1907+

Gosho-Ningyo - Japanese palace or court doll

Hina-Ningyo - Japanese Festival doll

Holiday Fair cloth dolls 1960s+

Ichimatsu dolls or play dolls 1868+

Iwaisan dolls 1960s+, dolls made in Japan

Japan Import & Export Commission Co. dolls 1914-1923

   - Nagoya, Japan and NYC USA

Gofun dolls, made with white oyster shell paste 1600s+

Kabuto - Japanese warrior or warrior's helmet

Kanga Doll - mid-1900s Edo Genroku Odori (dance)

Kato Kiyomasa - Japanese warrior

Kokeshi dolls 1860+

Kyoto - a Fashion Lady Doll ca. 1900+

LJN Toys Ltd. 1970-1995

Maruei-Oki Doll Co 1925-1930

Meiji Era Geisha dolls  1868-1912

Miyako Boeki Goshi Kaisha dolls 1921-1928

Monotaro - Japanese warrior

Shozaburo Nakayama dolls 1929-1940

Totaro Nakazawa dolls 1929-1940s

Nanikawa, Chujiro dolls 1930s-1940s

Nippon dolls 1920s

   - see Morimura Brothers, USA, Japan doll importers

Okiagari-koboshi - roly poly toys 1300+

Richard Toy Company 1970s+ Hong Kong, NYC

Rosko Tested Toys dolls 1950s-1960s Tokyo

Sakura Ningyo - traditional Japanese cherry doll

Nakajima Seisakusho dolls 1919+

Sekiguchi of Japan 1918+, celluloid to vinyl dolls & toys

   - Bebichhichi, Coco, Momoko, Monchhichi dolls 1974+

Shikishima Skokai dolls 1929-1930s

Shimizu Katsuko dolls 1900-1930s

Suzuki doll mark Japan, crawling wind up dolls

Tajimi Trading Co. 1895, Takito, Ogawa & Co. 1905

   - exporters of porcelain including bisque doll heads

   merged to form Taiyo Trading Co 1919-1920s US CAN

Takada Kinosukee dolls 1930s+

Takara-Tomy Co. Ltd - 1955 & 1924+ Licca-Chan

Yamato Ningyo - Child dolls

 

Mexico, Mexican Muńeca - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Mexico

Religious dolls or figures in wax or carved wooden Santos figures 1700s+

Isabel Belaunsaran dolls 1913 - 1" or less silk thread wound around a wireframe dolls with hair, features & clothes

Cornhusk dolls, Folk Art dolls, Traditional dressed dolls

Muńequitas Illusion - Mexican tourist dolls, composition, hard plastic

Plastimarx Company - a division of Louis Marx, made Schaper Li'l Me dolls (also a USA company),

now called Schaper Chi Kiss dolls 4" tall 1970s-1980s,

Tipica Muneca Mexicana - irrompible (unbreakable) composition Mexican boy dolls, Mexican girl dolls, NASB Nancy Ann Storybook like dolls

 

Netherlands, Holland, Dutch Pop - Doll Makers - Dolls made in The Netherlands

18th to 20th century - Grödner Tal wood dolls, Nürnberg Fille, Peg Wooden, Penny Wooden dolls

Gebruder Douwes bisque doll heads by Simon & Halbig, cloth body doll

- doll mark Nationale Costuums Damrak 69 Amsterdam

R. Eekhoff 1894 Groningen

Gerzon dolls 1925-1930 importer and distributor of dolls

- advertised composition head, cloth body dolls similar to Käthe Kruse, celluloid dolls,

Kämmer & Reinhardt's Mein

Dovina Dolls of Rotterdam - Holland 1960s-1970s?

Dovina doll mark Rotterdam - Holland

- 8-19" tall, regional dressed celluloid dolls marked "Dovina" Rotterdam - Holland

Liebling baby doll, mignonnettes, celluloid Kewpie like dolls, Boudoir dolls, black dolls, Chinese dolls, Oriental dolls.

A. Többen (Tobben) dolls, 1939 worlds fair, hangtag made in Holland, wearing a Dutch costume

Harry VanTussenbroek 1929 art dolls

 

New Zealand - Doll Makers - Dolls made in New Zealand

Lincoln Industries dolls 1965–1971

 

Norway, Norwegian Dukke -  Doll Makers - Dolls made in Norway

Ronnaug Petterssen dolls 1930s-1970s

 

Peru, Peruvian - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Peru

Corporation de Industry Plastics SA - CIPSA 1959+ Lima, Peru

 

 

Poland, Silesia Lalka - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Poland

Thabee Lazarski dolls 1913  - also located in France 1914-1930s

Mask Face Dolls 1920s+ dolls made in Poland

Hogo Roithner & Co wood dolls 1871-1925 +

Schlesische Spielwaren Fabrik dolls 1926-1930

Heinrich Schmuckler dolls 1891-1928

H. Weignerova dolls 1929-1930

Friederike Welsch dolls 1925 Breslau, Silesia

Zast dolls 1920s doll mark ASK Poland in a triangle

Zast doll mark ASK Poland in a triangle

 

Portugal, Portuguese Bonecas - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Portugal

L. Moreira da Rocha - Bébé Jujů dolls

Mascotte dolls by Maria Helena, cloth wired dolls of Portugal 1950s-1960s

Sintra cloth tourists doll - maker(s) unknown

 

Russia, Russian куклы - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Russia

Russian Matryoshka Doll - wooden nesting dolls 1890+

Russian New Year's Tree decoration miniature nationality dressed dolls 1950s+

- miniature one piece head & body doll dressed, non removable Russian provincial costumes, jointed only at the shoulders

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

Swiecka cloth or leather dolls 1915-1918

Russian Trihedral dolls, three sided wood dolls 1940-1991

Marie Vassilief or Vasilyeff dolls 1910-1926


Scotland, Scottish - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Scotland

John Henry Johnson India rubber, gutta percha dolls 1855

W. Tapp wooden dolls ca. 1860, a Scottish cabinet maker, Montrose, Scotland

Tomac of Scotland cloth doll house dolls 1950s

 

Spain, Spanish Muńeca - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Spain

ASI Doll Company - dates unknown - pos. 1990s

Bebe Badalona doll mark B/00 - bisque head, maker, date unknown

Bebe Badalona doll mark B/00 Spain

Bebe Saetaris by JaTiva cloth doll mark - dates unknown

Bebe Saetaris doll mark Fabrica de Munecas, 615 Bert Prado y Pons . Sanc Jativa

   - doll mark Fabrica de Munecas, 615 Bert Prado y Pons . Sanc,

     JaTiva Bebe Sćtaris

Berenguer Doll Co - Berjusa - 1944+ (now owned by JC Toys)

Canary Island rag dolls 1920

 

Casa Pagés cloth dolls 1920s (Lenci like competitor)

Ybo Espara dolls 1888 - made papier mâche dolls, look like porcelain

Famosa dolls 1950s+

José Florido walking dolls 1925

Galia Barcelona Espana cloth wired dancers, matadors, possibly 1950s+

Klumpe cloth wired dolls 1952-1970s

La Cadena wax dolls 1908+

Layna cloth wired dolls of Spain, dates unknown, probably 1950s

E. Llacer dolls Atocha, 19 Madrid, Spain

Macazaga & Idarramendi dolls 1878

Marin Chiclana Cadiz-Espana Doll Factory 1930s Madrid

Mariquita Perez dolls 1938-1976

N.A.T.I. (Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio) dolls 1930s-1950s

Nistis cloth wired dolls of Spain, dates unknown, possibly 1950s

Jamie Pujol e Hijo dolls

Roldan cloth wired dolls 1960s+

Santos doll figures = Saints doll figures 1700s+

T.A.F. (Talleres de Arte Fustde) dolls 1930s Madrid

Vicma Doll Company 1950s+

 

 

Alan Flink doll mark Alan Flink Sweden Souvenir

 

Sweden, Swedish Docka - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Sweden

 

Lilly Jacobssen Dockatelje dolls 1960s+ - small plastic regional dressed souvenir tourist dolls

Alan Flink dolls, dates unknown - made wooden regional painted dressed souvenir tourist dolls, doll mark Alan Flink Sweden Souvenir

Rörstrand China Head dolls 1726-1925+ SWE - doll mark red R

 

Switzerland, Swiss - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Switzerland

Anderegg dolls early 1900s, doll mark Th. Anderegg, wood carved dolls, Montreux, Switzerland

Bucherer & Cie 1921-1935

Mme. Louise Bureau dolls Geneva, Switzerland

- doll mark Au Chaperon Rouge, Madame Louise Bureau, Gene-VA, Rue du Rhone 58, Fabrique de Poupees

Cunique Des Poupees ca. 1910 doll mark Lausanne, Place Palud No. 1, K star R 101x 39

Henkel & Co 1950s soap advertising doll

Henri Maillardet automata doll 1805

Heidi Ott dolls 1970s+

Swiss Linden wood dolls 1900s+ Brienz area, various craftsman

Thorens 1883+ doll mechanical music boxes, Edison phonographs + more

Westo marked small celluloid tourist dolls

Wood dolls, Wooden dolls 1900s+

 

UAE Dubai - Doll Makers - Dolls made in The United Arab Emirates

New Boy FZOC - Fulla dolls 1999+

 

Venezuela - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Venezula

Manuela Pereyra dolls 1900-1930

 

Wales, Welsh - Doll Makers - Dolls made in Wales

Spencer & Co dolls 1916-1919

Vale of Clwyd Toymakers dolls 1917

Welsh Toy Makers dolls 1919

 

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