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William Goebel Dolly Face doll mold 521, kid body, 21" tall

Franz Detleff Goebel and his son William Goebel founded their porcelain factory Wilhelmsfeld in 1876, located in Oeslau, Thüringia, Germany to produce porcelain and earthenware objects. By 1879 the company was known as F & W Goebel.  Early F & W Goebel objects were marked with a triangle and half moon symbol with or without a two digit mold number. 

 

By 1893 the company was owned solely by William, who changed the name to William Goebel Porzellanfabrik which is also when Goebel began producing fine bisque dolls of all kinds; small all bisque dolls, bisque Dolly Face shoulder or socket heads on kid or composition jointed bodies, bent limb character Baby dolls, half dolls, bathing beauties, ballerinas and Bécassine dolls. 

 

After 1900 Goebel began using the crown above the WG initials mark, see below.  Goebel also supplied Max Handwerck with some bisque Bébé Elite doll heads

 

Goebel is probably best known today for their Hummel figurines and other porcelain objects.  

F & W Goebel and William Goebel Identifying Doll Marks

William Goebel triangle with a half moon symbol (no mold number)

William Goebel doll mark triangle with a half moon symbol (no mold number)

William Goebel triangle with a half moon symbol 30 (with mold number)

William Goebel doll mark triangle with a half moon symbol 30 (with mold number)

William Goebel doll mark triangle with a half moon symbol 64 / 5

William Goebel doll mark triangle with a half moon symbol 64 / 5

William Goebel trademark crown symbol Wilhelms-feld GW

William Goebel trademark crown symbol Wilhelms-feld GW

William Goebel trademark crown symbol Kunstwerkstaten Wilhelmsfeld GW

William Goebel trademark crown symbol Kunstwerkstaten Wilhelmsfeld GW

William Goebel doll mark 84 GW 2/0

William Goebel doll mark 84 GW 2/0

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW initials

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW initials

William Goebel doll mark Made in Germany crown symbol GW 12/0 X

William Goebel doll mark Made in Germany crown symbol GW 12/0 X

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW G 2 Germany

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW G 2 Germany

 

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria 120 - 7 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria 120 - 7 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria 120 crown symbol GW 3/0x

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria 120 crown symbol GW 3/0x

 

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW C 501 12/0

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW C 501 12/0

 

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 806 crown symbol GW Made in Bavaria stamp

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 806 crown symbol GW Made in Bavaria stamp

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 825A crown symbol GW Dep.

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 825A crown symbol GW Dep.

 

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 839 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 839 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 839A crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark K.L. 839A crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria B1 + 3/0 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria B1 + 3/0 crown symbol GW

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW B5 - 3 3/4 Germany

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW B5 - 3 3/4 Germany

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW S 13/0 Germany

William Goebel doll mark crown symbol GW S 13/0 Germany

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria crown symbol GW WA

William Goebel doll mark Bavaria crown symbol GW WA

William Goebel Hummel doll mark symbol V

William Goebel Hummel doll mark symbol V

 

Goebel identifying doll mold numbers

30 34 46 50 54 60 64 73 77A 77B
80 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 91
92 102 106 107 110 111 114 120 121 122
123 124 125 126 127 185 208 217 283 285
286 317 319 320 321 322 330 340 350 501
521 806 825A 839 839A- -- --

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