This authoritative reference is the first book exclusively devoted to all-bisque and half-bisque dolls. It covers all periods, from the very early up through present-day makers of originals and reproductions. There is also helpful information on care and a chapter of suggestions for record keeping. The author explains the process of making bisque and also gives other relevant background material on the manufacture, such as the methods used to make similar dolls in various sizes, the reasons for wide ranges of quality in otherwise look-alike dolls, and information on the most prominent dollmakers of Europe who supplied the American market.
Detailed information on preserving costumes, shoe patterns, wig hairstyles, repair and accessories. Includes close-up photos of costumes from the authors collection.
Book will be dispatched by Royal Mail on the first working day after an order is received.
A collection of 185 small bisque dolls as they were put up for auction in 1996. All beautifully described and illustrated.