You will need to know what your doll is made out of, this will give you a better guide to choosing your doll. The type of material you enjoy the most should be considered…and what looks best in your home, is it for display or play or for personal or for a child.
Taking all these questions into consideration, you will need to learn the materials. each material brings something different to the table! Today I will describe some of the different types of dolls- 4 types. I will add more with time♥
PORCELAIN, COMPOSITION, CLOTH
Bisque Dolls- Jumeau or Bru dolls
A doll is considered bisque if the head is made of bisque. It’s very heavy material and very difficult for play, this doll is for display not for play. It’s very fragile and expensive. Basically it’s unglazed porcelain molded into shape then baked in high temperatures in a “kiln” to form doll heads and doll
body parts. Most German and French dolls from the late 1800s and very early 1900s had heads made of bisque.
It’s Bisque glazed…A very good porcelain reproduction can cost several hundred dollars
, but an original Jumeau or Bru in excellent condition can often cost ten times more!
Marie Osmond is the leader in modern porcelain dolls, about $ 200 to $400
If it’s a doll and its made of fabric, then its a cloth doll!
collected by children and those who grew up and now over 60 and still loving their cloth dolls!
Raggedy ann and Andy are the most wanted cloth dolls. Yarn for hair and hand made dresses and hand made shoes, with hand-painted cheecks. Trully simple yet well liked!
Composition Dolls. Madame Alexander is a leader in this type of material. Madame Alexander Composition dolls are Tiny Betty Dolls, Little Betty Dolls, Betty Dolls, Wendy Ann Dolls and Princess Elizabeth Dolls.
made from approximately 1909 through the early 1950s.
The height of the market for composition dolls was the 1920s through the 1940s. Today, only the rare reproduction or art doll is made of composition .
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