Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Basic Doll Types Part 2

This article is portion 2 of short summaries of the basic dolly types every dolly aggregator should have got a basic cognition of.

German Bisque Dolls

The German Bisque dollies can be eminent by a figure of features that include:

• They were created to expression like the artist's children and the fashions of that clip period of time.

• The consequence of the above was full cheeks that gave the German Bisque dolly a "stern look."

• Generally, they were dressed in simple clothes with a few exceptions.

• Bodies were usually the ball jointed composition or of leather.



Well known German dolly shapers include:



• Armand Marseille

• Reinhart

• Kestner

• Halbig



The above listing is not complete. These are just a few of the German dolly shapers who produced good bisque dollies in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Some of the German companies would do only heads of their dolls. Other companies would do only bodies.

The most of import of the German Doll shapers was JD Kestner. This company's dollies were produced from the twelvemonth of 1820 to twelvemonth of 1938. Early Kestners are marked with X, eleven or with a cast or size number. The future dollies are marked with "Made in Germany." The JD Kestner Company produced a broad scope of dollies with shoulder heads, turned heads, socket heads. The eyes also varied. Some eyes were painted; others were put glass, or glass slumber eyes. Kestner is very well known for his creative activity of "Hilda, fictional character babes and Googlies.

Glazed People'S Republic Of China Heads

There were three types of porcelain dolls. They were:


• The Glazed People'S Republic Of People'S Republic Of China Heads

• Untinted Bisque

• Tinted bisque



The Glazed China Heads porcelain dollies were produced from 1830 to 1880 and so named because the painted characteristics and coloring of the cheeks were painted using China paints that were fired to repair them to the surface. The adjacent measure was to open fire heavy coats of glaze onto the surface of the caput over the painted features, which gave the caputs a satin visual aspect and also allowed the achromatic porcelain underneath to demo through. These dollies were dressed to resemble the mulct frocks worn by the stylish ladies of this time period of 1830 to 1880. Their hairstyles were molded also in the styles of this time period with delicate looking bows, coils and jewels.

It is not an easy undertaking to place the shapers and time periods of the glazed China heads. Many of these dollies were not marked and others have got markers inside the heads. Generally speaking a dolly aggregator should not take the caput from the organic structure in order to see the markers as this lessenings the value of the doll. Some of these dollies were produced to resemble boys, children or babes with simple hairstyles. Not all of them represented the stylish women of this clip period. The bulk of the glazed China caputs are shoulder heads.

Untinted Bisque

Untinted bisque began to replace the glazed China caputs in 1860. They resembled the glazed China heads, but lacked the coat of glaze and satin appearance. The untinted bisque caputs are distinguished from the glazed China caputs also by their matte coating and a marble-like whiteness.

Paper Mache

These are some of the earlier dollies made. They travel back as far as 1540. Composition of these dollies are of many different things, however, they mainly dwell of sheets of paper pressed together with wood or shred fibres for further strength and form. This type of dolly was produced with glass inset eyes or painted eyes. The hair on some was molded and on others were wigs.

Wax Dolls

There were two chief types of wax dolls:

• Wax over composition made by applying a thin coat of wax over composition caputs and limbs, which created a more than natural looking visual aspect than those made of lone composition. These were produced in the old age of 1830 to 1900 and mostly by German dolly makers.

• Poured wax dollies were developed in Greater London between 1850 and 1930 and were much more than realistic looking than any other type of doll.

Modern Dolls

Modern Dolls are of many different forms and sizes like the old-timer dolls. They are sculpted to look like a peculiar child, or modeled after the old-timer dolls. There is a big array of stuffs available to the dolly makers, which lets the dolly shapers to bring forth easily in mass productions. Modern dollies are made to look like celebrated people such as as Princess Diana, Jacqueline Jack Kennedy and many other fictional characters as are the aggregations of Madame Alexander.

The modern dollies are made of porcelain, composition, plastic, India rubber and many other types of materials. Because of this mass production of dollies today, a dolly aggregator must take more than attention to happen a modern dolly worth collection for value old age from now. Some tips for collecting the modern dollies might include:

• Overall quality of the doll

• The figure produced

• The artist



The most valuable dollies for the modern twenty-four hours aggregator will be establish at reputable dolly shops. If you have got the chance to acquire to cognize the dolly artist, the aggregation may go more than meaningful to you. You will not happen a collectable dolly in a local section store. Of course, these dollies are good to buy for playday and many are adorable, but if you are buying for an investment, you desire your aggregation of dollies to increase in value. Therefore, it is best to purchase limited editions and creative person dolls.

Clothing should be of the most first-class quality from quality cloths and sewn. Clothing should never be glued to a dolly if you anticipate the value to increase. The paint should be soft and life like without rough lines and rough colors. Your best stake for buying high quality dollies that volition addition in value are those made by a single creative person and are signed and numbered limited editions.

My most current modern aggregation is of Tiny Miracles (Tiny Miracles is a Trademark) created by Linda Webb, who is one of the most well-thought-of of today's dolly crafters. She is creating like-like babies that are truly remarkably life-like small dollies of lone about 10 inches. These come up from The Ashton-Drake-Galleries. I am so excited to have got started this collection. I have got the first in the series and will have the full collection. I make anticipate this peculiar aggregation to increase in value over the years. Her former original pieces sell for one thousands of dollars and she have a waiting listing for her plant of dolly fine art that stretches for years.

I be after to go forth this peculiar aggregation to my lone daughter, Melissa. She makes not cognize this, it will be a secret for her, and however, I be after to dwell on many, many years. There is just something so other particular about a newborn baby. I like beautiful princess frocks on the Madame Alexanders dollies and talking Chatty Cathy, but I believe these Little Ones to Love will be my absolute favourite of all time! I believe Genus Melissa will hold with me on this one! She makes not pay attending to any of my web sites, so I don't believe she will happen out the secret by reading this article.

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2 comments:

Maggs said...

NY City Jewelry now brings you handmade antique duplicate dolls! All of our Dolls are completly handmade from authentic original molds. Unlike any others you may see, they are one of a kind.Once they are sold,
there are no others available. We have a small inventory, and will be selling original Antique French and German dolls, which are also only one of a kind. Our duplicate Dolls are handpainted with exact paints and colors used over 80 years ago.

Maggs said...

NY City Jewelry now brings you handmade antique duplicate dolls! All of our Dolls are completly handmade from authentic original molds. Unlike any others you may see, they are one of a kind.Once they are sold,
there are no others available. We have a small inventory, and will be selling original Antique French and German dolls, which are also only one of a kind. Our duplicate Dolls are handpainted with exact paints and colors used over 80 years ago.