Porcelain Dolls

Porcelain was the material that Peggy Nisbet used, when she made the very first Nisbet doll, the Coronation model of Queen Elizabeth II.

It was a medium that The House of Nisbet returned to many times, over the years.   Here is a listing, which despite our efforts, may not be complete - but it will give the collector an idea of the dolls that were available. 

Coalport Porcelain - (Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd)

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
85-8850   Victoria   No
85-8860   Emma   No
85-8870   Beatrice   No
85-8880   Sarah   No

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Kate Greenaway Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7603   Winter   No
7604   Vera Evelyn Samuel   Yes
7605   Little Model   No
7606   Big Sister   Yes
7607   Small Sister   No
7608   Pink Sash   No
7609   Pink Ribbons   Yes
7610   Waiting   Yes
7611   The Muff   Yes
7612   Swansdown   Yes

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Dolls for Special Occasions

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7613   Firstborn (Infant Baby)   No
7614   Wedding Day (Bride)   No
7615   Little Bridesmaid   No

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Edwardian Social Season

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7617   Ascot Lady   Yes
7618   Henley   Yes
7619   Lords   Yes
7620   Presentation at Court   Yes

Roal Doulton Nisbet - Royal Portrait Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7621   Diana, Princess of Wales - Wedding Dress   Yes
7616   Royal Baby (Prince William)   No
7622   Prince William (as a toddler in sailor suit)   No
7629   Infant Prince Harry   No
7634   Prince William (child in kilt)   No

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Christmas Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7623   Christmas Doll 1983   Yes
7627   Christmas Doll 1984   Yes

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Special Editions

Model Number Doll Name Picture Available
7628 Country Roses Yes
7630  Cinders / Cinderella (Transformation Doll) Yes
7638 Eliza Doolittle / My Fair Lady (Transformation Doll) Yes

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Louis Nichole Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7631   Sophia   No
7632   Louisa (Boudoir Doll) (Silk and Lace)   Yes

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Crushed Velvet Boudoir Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7635   Melanie   Yes
7636   Caroline   Yes

Royal Doulton Nisbet - Other Dolls

Model Number   Doll Name   Picture Available?
7637   Sarah Ferguson (Bride)   Yes

Victorian Birthday Dolls

Healcraft   Royal Doulton Nisbet   Doll Name   Picture Available?
V850   7590   Monday's Girl   Yes
V851   7570   Monday's Boy   Yes
V852   7592   Tuesday's Girl   Yes
V853   7572   Tuesday's Boy   Yes
V854   7594   Wednesday's Girl   Yes
V855   7574   Wednesday's Boy   Yes
V856   7596   Thursday's Girl   Yes
V857   7576   Thursday's Boy   Yes
V858   7598   Friday's Girl   Yes
V859   7578   Friday's Boy   Yes
V860   7600   Saturday's Girl   Yes
V861   7580   Saturday's Boy   Yes
V862   7602   Sunday's Girl   Yes
V863   7582   Sunday's Boy   Yes

The Hamilton "Royal Princesses" Collection

Princess Victoria      (1st doll in series) 
Princess Margarita      (2nd doll in series)
Princess Catherine      (3rd doll in series)
Princess Christina   
Princess Marie Therese  
Princess Luisa?    

Irish Dresden - Tribute to the Late Peter Bull

5900      A Tribute to the Late Peter Bull


31st October 2015

New updates added - We have added a new page on the Isle of Wight dolls, which were produced for the Liliput doll Museum, on the Isle of Wight.   These dolls have mystified us for some time, but an opportunity to do some research through the archives, an email from Graham Munday, (owner of the Lilliput Doll Museum), and an email chat with author and Shallowpool Dolls expert sue Brewer, have allowed a partial reconstruction of their fascinating story.   There are still some gaps in our knowledge, so if you can fill in any of the missing details for us, please do get in touch!

19th September 2015

New updates added - Our thanks to correspondent David H, who has sent us two interesting pictures - The first is of a very rare Nisbet First Doll.   This is the doll that started Peggy Nisbet's dollmaking career, and you can read all about her on this page : dolls/special-collectors-sets-limited-and-signature-editions/SCE-P1953 Replica Edition of the First Nisbet Doll.  David's picture of his original first Nisbet is shown below the article on the replica doll, and below that, is shown a unique 18" porcelain doll that also shows the Queen in Coronation robes, and was used in displays and exhibitions.   This doll is also shown in the book, "The Peggy Nisbet Story".  Other updates added today are the BOAC and BEA dolls, Madam Tussaud Dolls, Wax Dolls, and a Porcelain statuette issued as a tribute to Peter Bull, which is shown under Dolls/Porcelain Dolls/Irish Dresden - Tribute to the Late Peter Bull

12th September 2015

New updates added - Apologies to all our visitors for the long delay in adding some updates and new information - we hope that the items listed below will be of interest!   Many kind thanks to numerous correspondents, for their kind offers of pictues and other information, to fill in the gaps in various galleries :  To Barbara T, for her stunning pictures of H/214 - Queen Elizabeth I, wearing a rubber crown.   Pictures appear in Historical Gallery 1, and in "Know your Nisbets/Headgear/Crowns".   Frank T sent two excellent pictures of Vera Evelyn Samuel, and you can see the pictures and read all about her here - "Porcelain Dolls/Doulton Nisbet".   Penny D has sent in some pictures of her magnificent early P/618 - Robbie Burns - See him in Portrait Dolls Gallery 1.   We have used another of Keith P's pictures in a new gallery just added - "Know your Nisbet/Body shape and pose".   Finally, we have added a new page on Walt Disney dolls, which may come as something of a surprise to many collectors, as the dolls are not typically Nisbet in appearance!


3rd January 2015


Exciting New updates added for 2015 - Correspondent Michael A contacted us last year to ask about his mother's "Beatles" Nisbet dolls - Collectors of long standing may have heard of this almost legendary set of dolls - Thanks to Michael, you can now learn all about them here : /dolls/the-dolls-that-never-were/the-beatles/   

A recent contact from author Ian Price, who writes for the "Fashion Dolls Quarterly" magazine, (www.fdqmedia.com), enquired about Nisbet's Christmas themed dolls - We were delighted to assist his researches in compiling this article on Peggy Nisbet's "Legends of Christmas" dolls.   Ian has very kindly allowed us to make a copy of this article available for download - Please go to the Downloads/Miscellaneous/ page, and click on the link to "Styling Santa", by Ian Price, to see the article.



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