The second set of dolls on the top shelf are a little smaller than the 5 Hong Kong dolls from my previous post about my doll cabinet.
These three little treasures are identical. They were made in Italy. The two in homemade costumes were part of the chorus line for the doll theatre, and I made their little outfits out of scraps of slightly stretchy material, their boots and bonnets are felt. Their elastic bands are perished, so their arms fall off, but they really are very cute all the same, with wonderfully natural moulded bodies for dolls so small. I have some even smaller baby doll versions with bent legs, but those are in storage at present. The doll in the centre is partly clothed in some national costume which had been glued onto the doll.
The arms on these three identical dolls are so detailed
On their backs is 'Made in Italy' with a logo showing a stork holding a baby. I don't know which Italian factory made them, and would like to find out.
The next two dolls are unidentical plastic dolls, both Made in Italy, but by different companies. The taller one has CS very clearly on its back and the other has a symbol/logo of some kind which looks like it could say FOLO, but I'm really not sure, as it could say FDLO. I would like to know which Italian doll factories made these dolls. They were picked up in my 20s from a table top sale somewhere.
The two Italian dolls of different makes
Markings on the shorter doll
Markings on the taller doll