Matroyska or Russian Nesting Dolls

Matroyska or nesting dolls from Russia are carved and painted to teach children folktales. From diverse areas of Russia, identifying features and value depends on many factors.

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German Bisque Dolls

German bisque doll history, locations of identifying markings, mold numbers, head and body construction and the prominent firms of the 1800s and early 1900s such as Armand Marseille, Simon and Halbig, Kammer and Reinhardt are discussed. Tips to fully understand market value indicators of antique dolls.

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