Wilhelm Dehler bisque head doll, 12" tall
Wilhelm Dehler purchased the doll factory of Karl Witthauer in 1872 and produced bisque head
dressed dolls until they went bankrupt in 1894, they were located in
Neustadt near Coburg, Thüringia Germany. Dehler's dolls were
distributed by J. F. O. Michaelis of Paris, France. Dolls were also
exported to the USA and England.
Dehler dolls are believed to have been marked with the
initials W. D. and a size number.
Shown on left, a poured bisque socket head doll with open
crown, sleep eyes,
delicate painted eyelashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, wigged,
jointed composition body.
See below for the doll body and Dehler doll mark.