Saturday, July 18, 2009

Forgotten Treasures- Tiny Antique German Bisque Dolls

I am so in love with these.  Most of you know the story- read this previous post if not. What I love about them is they're not "frozen"- their arms & legs move.  They have so much character & life.  AND they're only 2" tall!
So precious, they remind me of tiny marionettes.  I can authenticate their origin, but I'm still unclear if the arms & legs were attached more recently.  The wire doesn't show the signs of rust & age that 100 year old dolls would show.
I'm not a doll collector so that doesn't really matter to me.  I'm just so happy they have limbs!  And they can sit up.  The frozen charlottes I have been working with were starting to depress me a little- but I still find them so fascinating.
Some doll faces still scare me a little so I might be selling a few.  (Long before the Chucky movies, I saw an old Night Gallery in the 70's about a doll that came to life and it's been in my nightmares ever since) 

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