All Bisque Dolls 1878 +
Wikipedia A bisque doll or porcelain doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque or biscuit porcelain. Bisque dolls are characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish. They had their peak of popularity between 1860 and 1900 with French and German dolls. Bisque dolls are collectible, and antique dolls can be worth thousands of dollars. Antique German and French bisque dolls from the 19th century were often made as children's playthings, but contemporary bisque dolls are predominantly m directly for the collectors market.
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These Happifats all bisque immobile cuties with jointed arms were manufactured in Germany circa 1913-on. Both dolls measure 4" in height and are stamped with a "C" on their undersides and incised "C" on the back of their left legs. Their appealing character faces are humorously painted in a style reminiscent of googly eyed dolls. Their pink toned bisque sustains minimal imperfections, kiln debris, and irregularities common to the manufacturing process. The Happifat boy suffers a paint flake on his left back armhole opening, while the tips of some of both dolls' fingers have lightened.