Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Antique Bisque Doll Head

My sister is a minimalist, and doesn't share my appreciation for antiques, which she disdainfully refers to as "a bunch of old junk." For my recent birthday, I took myself on an antiquing shopping spree, and my sister later asked me what I found. "Ooooh: an absolutely fantastic broken old doll head," I replied, beaming over the beautifully sculpted and painted bisque head, circa the 1880s. My sister looked at me scornfully, and said, "You bought a broken doll head?" Yes. I did. But just look at her: she's beautiful! And technically speaking, it's only her shoulderplate that's broken...


  1. well worth whatever you paid for her.

  2. She was only 20 bucks, just like the Bliss blocks posted elsewhere. It was a "20 buck" day: I got an old rocking horse later for the same price...weird...

  3. Your dollhead is beautiful. The broken shoulder plate doesn't matter. The face is lovely and the molded hair, too. I love these kind of dolls.

    Hugs and greetings from Bavaria, Germany

  4. Thanks! I'm glad you all like her. I love her hair: it's very different from that on all my other china heads, and I thought it was really pretty.