Thursday, January 8, 2009
Someone must have been good all year for Santa to bring this for a present! Here is "Angelique," a French Figure A Steiner, circa 1887 and made for 4 years. She has a creamy, flawless bisque surface, gentle shading and painting of features and plump molding. She has huge, blue paperweight eyes, a full-lipped closed mouth and an antique blonde wig. Her straight wrist excellent Steiner body encases a working "Mama/Papa" crier with the original pull strings. Angelique wears antique silk, an antique bonnet of silk and antique shoes of pale blue leather
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Here are some very interesting chinas (shiny as opposed to mat) and a few bisque (unshiny) dolls - also a few compositions, including a Shirley Temple. The chinas with the blue bows are highly unusual for chinas; the bows and hairdos are different, and the sloping shoulders show they are early. If you have questions about them, please click on comment below.