Gebrüder Knoch bisque socket head doll, doll mold 193,
glass eyes, single stroke eyebrows, upper and lower painted eye
lashes, open mouth with teeth, jointed composition and wood body.
Founded by the brothers (Gebrüder) Ernst and Christian Knoch in 1877, their
porcelain factory was located at Neustadt near Colburg, Germany.
Early G. Knoch bisque doll heads are not marked, until they were purchased by the
Max Oscar Arnold company in 1919. Some of Gebrüder Knoch doll markings
contain GKN a symbol of crossed bones
Made in Germany, a mold number - size number,
DEP as shown in the marking on right or Ges N. or Ges No. mold
Note the German to English
translation of crossed bones is gekreuzte knochen, which gives you a clue as to why
they might choose this symbol for their doll marking.
Gebrüder Knoch bisque doll head, doll mark GK
crossed bones symbol N, Made in Germany 193 10/0 DEP.