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Limbach Porzellanfabrik antique googly doll face, 8" tall

Limbach Porzellanfabrik, 8"  bisque head doll with googly eyes, single stroke eyebrows, painted upper & lower eyelashes, closed watermelon smiling mouth, cheek dimples, jointed porcelain body, doll mark SK 8/0 crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach (shown below; last row, left image mark).

Johann Gotthelf Greiner (1732-1797)  is known as the Father of Thurginian Porcelain, he came from a long line of German glass makers.

The son of Johann Gottfried Greiner (1707-1767), of Thuringia, Germany, who was a glass painter and built the first glass factory in Limbach near Alsbach, Thüringia, Germany. 

Johan Gotthelf began working for his father by age twelve making small glasses, by age eighteen he took over the management of the factory.

 In 1761 Johann Gotthelf Greiner, pottery master Georg Dummler and cousin Johann Gotthelf Greiner (1728-1768) began making hard paste porcelain in their converted former glass factory.

Many of the Greiner family members owned, rented or managed porcelain factories, made dolls or doll related products. 

Accepted dates of production for Greiner dolls are from 1850 to the 1930s.

Limbach all bisque Penny doll

 

Limbach made antique All bisque dolls and Character figures (Max and Mortiz), Penny Dolls (shown left), bisque head dolls on a jointed composition, kid or wood and spring bodies.

 

Charming All bisque Animal figurines of all kinds with cat, dog, pig etc. heads, Child, Dolly face or Character dolls, mechanical pull toys, China (nanking) shoulder head dolls, black or white figurines.

 

 Bathing dolls, small doll house dolls, knick-knacks, as well as many other porcelain products.

 

Porcelain Factories Associated with Gotthelf Greiner and Family

Porzellanfabrik Sitzendorf Volkstedt 1760 +

 Porzellanfabrik Wallendorf 1764 +

Limbach Porzellanfabrik 1772 + Porzellanfabrik Gera 1779 +
Porzellanfabrik Grossbreitenbach 1783 + Porzellanfabrik Rauenstein 1783 +
IImenau Porzellanfabrik 1786-1796 (rented) Porzellanfabrik Schlaggenwald 1793 +
Closter (Kloster) Veilsdorf Porzellanfabrik 1789 + Porzellanfabrik Tettau 1794 +

 

Limbach Porzellanfabrik Doll Mold Numbers Identified

331, 338, 547, 566, 607, 682, 747, 750, 771, 785, 801, 880, 958, 1772, 2780, 4297, 4473, 4507, 4527, 4771, 4886, 5053, 5331, 5271, 5274, 5548, 5568, 5701, 5774, 5801, 6248, 6335, 8035, 8552, 7309, 7886, 8007, 8008, 8095, Irish Queen 8552, 8553, 8660, 8661, 8675, 8679, 8682, 8822,  8833, 8857, 8867, 8887, 9027, 9109, 9282, 9307, 9771, 9772, 9775, 10000, 10703, 11161, 11456, 80986, 90921, P2, P11, P15, P19, P23, P27, P45, P59, P85, P112 (with two faces), P607, P610, SK googly eyes

 Limbach Doll Marks Identified
Limbach doll mark Germany three leaf clover symbol 4

Limbach doll mark Germany three leaf clover symbol 4

Limbach doll mark three leaf clover symbol 9

Limbach doll mark three leaf clover symbol 9

Limbach doll mark three leaf clover symbol 11

Limbach doll mark three leaf clover symbol 11

     
Limbach doll mark LB

Limbach doll mark LB

Limbach doll mark crown symbol Limbach

Limbach doll mark crown symbol Limbach

Limbach doll mark crown symbol, three leaf clover symbol 1772 ALS inside a triangle Made in Germany

Limbach doll mark crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 ALS inside a triangle Made in Germany

     

Limbach doll mark P23 three leaf clover symbol Made in Germany

Limbach doll mark P 23 three leaf clover symbol Made in Germany

 

Limbach doll mark 8552 three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark 8552 three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark GERMANY 8660 clover symbol

Limbach doll mark Germany 8660 three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark Germany 8682 three leaf clover symbol 4

Limbach doll mark Germany 8682 three leaf clover symbol 4

     
Limbach doll mark Germany 8822 three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark Germany 8822 three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark 9307 2/0 Germany three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark 9307 2/0 Germany three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark Our Mary label doll mold P607

Limbach doll mark Our Mary label

doll mold P 607

     
Limbach doll mark Pearlie label doll mold P607

Limbach doll mark Pearlie label

doll mold P 607

Limbach doll mark Rita 3/0 crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach

Limbach doll mark Rita 3/0 crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach

Limbach doll mark Germany Ruth three leaf clover symbol

Limbach doll mark Germany Ruth three leaf clover symbol

     
Limbach doll mark SK 8/0 crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach googly dooll

Limbach doll mark SK 8/0 crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach googly doll

Limbach doll mark Wally crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach ALS inside a triang

Limbach doll mark Wally crown symbol three leaf clover symbol L 1772 Limbach ALS inside a triangle

Limbach doll mark X or crossed hockey sticks

Limbach doll mark X or crossed hockey sticks

 

Limbach Doll Trade Names Character Dolls

Irish Queen, Max, Moritz dolls

 

Limbach Named Dolls

Norma, Our Mary, Pearlie, Rita, Rose, Ruth, SK (googly), Wally dolls

 

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