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Gebrüder Knoch bisque socket head doll mold 193

Gebrüder Knoch doll mold 193, size 19/0 (9 1/2") has a bisque socket head with glass eyes, single stroke eyebrows, upper and lower painted eye lashes, open mouth with teeth on a five piece jointed composition body.  see below 193 image mark.

 

Founded by the brothers (Gebrüder) Ernst and Christian Knoch in 1877, their porcelain factory was located at Neustadt near Coburg, Germany. 

Many early Knoch doll heads are unmarked, some Gebrüder Knoch doll markings are GKN (Gebr. Knoch Neustadt), a symbol of two crossed bones, made in Germany, a mold number,  DEP or heads are marked Ges. Nr. Gesch. with a mold number, but no trademark symbol.   Knoch made black or white dolls, bisque head automatons dolls, in sizes of tiny 6" to around 24" tall.

Note the German words; gekreuzte knochen,  translates in English to crossed bones, which gives you a clue as to why Knoch might have chosen this symbol for their doll trade marking.

In 1919 the Knoch company was acquired by Max Oscar Arnold, at which time bisque doll head production ceased.

 

Gebrüder Knoch Doll Marks Identified

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark 179 2/0 GKN two crossed bones symbol

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol. 185 12/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol 185 12/0

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany, 190  11/0 DEP

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany 190  11/0 DEP

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany 193  19/0 DEP

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany 193  19/0 DEP

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany, 199 14/0 DEP

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, made in Germany 199 - 14/0 DEP

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany, 201 6/0 DEP

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany 201 6/0 DEP

 

Gebrüder Knoch black doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany, 201 4/0 DEP

Gebrüder Knoch black doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany 201 4/0 DEP

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany No. 205 13/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany No. 205 13/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany 206 7/0 D.R.G.M

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany 206 7/0 D.R.G.M

 

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany Ges. No. 216 Gesch. 6/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark Made in Germany Ges. No. 216 Gesch. 6/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany, Ges. N. 216 Gesch. 15/0

Gebrüder Knoch doll mark GKN, two crossed bones symbol, Made in Germany Ges. N. 216 Gesch. 15/0

 

Gebrüder Knoch Doll Mold Numbers Identified

179, 181, 190, 192, 193, 201 can be black bisque head dolls, 185, 189, 193, 199, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 216, 217, 218, 221, 223, 230, 232 or 233 have molded bonnet heads, 235 has googly eyes, 237, 246 has googly eyes, 2999 or 3001 are bisque or composition heads.

 

 

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