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.                                                                                                           

Sailor Boy

Pampas Flower

Soft fired Greenware

Bisque Price

Painted Price

Doll Height

3.5" (9cm)

Hertwig Boy in Molded Sailor Suit ~ All Bisque Jointed arms and legs.This child is very well balanced on his large flat-soled boots...he stands alone quite well unsupported! I have him in a much larger size and he does as well. His face is bright with blue eyes and blond curly hair in a period boy's style with bangs. His limbs were obviously fired separately from his head/torso...the blue sleeve cuffs and shoes have almost a bronze tone to them. This is a frequent occurrence with molded clothes dolls...the limbs almost always were fired separately, so often do not appear to match...they are correct though. the blouse and pants are both molded to show wrinkles and bumps and gathers. I think you will find him charming.