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|Title||lady doll; clothing|
|Published||Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver|
|Contributor||Museum of Vancouver|
Between the years 1850 and 1880, many German firms made dolls from untinted bisque which are known as Parian dolls. These lady dolls are usually characterized by very white complexions, moulded blond hair, painted features, and glass eyes. They have shoulder-heads attached to stuffed bodies and are often unmarked.
This lovely Parian doll was made in Germany, probably around 1870. She has a shoulder-head with a very white complexion and delicate features. Her blue eyes are painted as are her short, blond ringlets. Her bisque arms and legs and stuffed cotton body with a tiny waist and wide hips are typical of Parian dolls. She wears an elaborate, black velvet, lace trimmed gown with matching bonnet.
a) doll with stuffed cloth body; china head, shoulders and legs; blonde hair painted on in short ringlets; painted blue eyes; legs have painted white stockings and black shoes, proportionately small feet; wearing black velvet dress and ecru lace fichu and collar; two white petticoats, linen and flannel, and pantaloons; number "978 x 4" appears on shoulder; moulded shoes; b) black velvet bonnet, ecru lace and green ribbon trim; c) pale green ribbon ties around waist; a) 39 cm high, 11 cm wide; b) 14 cm wide, 12.5 cm long; c) 1.8 cm wide, 65.7 cm long.