Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Antique Bisque Bird Heads- What Are These??

I acquired a bunch of these bird heads last year because I knew they were unusual.  They're painted bisque, and I can tell they are quite old.  The woman who sold them to me said they were German- circa 1890- 1910, and were used to make bottle stoppers.  (she was also selling the old Thuringia doll parts so I assumed they were the same doll factory)  I'm not sure I believe that they were bottle stoppers, but have been unable to find out anything about these.  Does anyone out there know the origin of these?  
I've used them recently in my strange Bird Lady series, and in some other mixed media projects.  I'm currently making little "puppets" with them.  I have quite a few & may be selling some- email me if interested.
Here's just a few of the dolls I made......

1 comment:

  1. Dang, I mean art is cool and all, but those bird-head dolls are creepy as all get-out.