Boudoir dolls, especially those by early French makers, can also fetch several hundred dollars or more. Fingers on the right hand have been touched up see photo. Mama dolls were toddler dolls with a mama crier, they often also walked. Her blue eyes are movable which closes when she's lying down with beautiful dark hair and eyelashes to match. A large number of doll companies made composition dolls. .
Stands and props are not included. By far, American manufacturers produced the most. Large Mama Dolls, for instance, might have a head and lower limbs of composition but a torso of cloth. Sold as used as previously owned Please look at photos as these form part of description These are vintage dolls and sold with age related wear to cover myself but please look at photos thanks Any questions ask Thanx for looking Measures approx 7. Overall condition appears to be excellent. The vast majority of dolls had all-composition bodies jointed at the neck, hips, and shoulders, with sleep eyes and wigs, although earlier pre-1930 dolls were more likely to have painted eyes and molded hair.
In short, hard plastic caused the demise of composition dolls. She does not have panties. Beautiful pair of black shoes this doll overall is a gorgeous one we've seen. Mint and original dolls by Effanbee including dolls also do very well, as do composition dolls of well-known celebrities like Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin. You can find many of these dolls, as well as composition souvenir or National Costume Dolls for much less.
Gorgeous Vintage Italian Composition Walker Doll with Flirty Eyes C. I believe the shoes and socks to be original and do not appear to have ever been removed from the doll. After hard plastic was introduced, composition dolls only lasted a few short years more, into the 1950s. She is composition in construction with full composition arms and composition up to the knee with cloth body and a squeak box. Composition was used to make doll bodies for many years, from approximately the late 1870s, long before it was widely used to make doll heads. Composition is generally a mixture of glue mixed with sawdust. In Texas we must charge sales tax.
If a collector is inclined, a nice collection of from unmarked makers or dolls in replaced clothing can be built on a budget. Any help or direction to go in as to age or doll name would be appreciated. They were made in countries including the United States, Germany, France, and Japan. She's really in nice shape!!! In Texas we must charge sales tax. I acquired this Effanbee composition doll recently and need more help in specifically identifying manufacturing date and possible doll name. Composition dolls, especially those with a heavily sealed or lacquered finish, are especially prone to fine cracks, called crazing. Although you can find nearly any size of composition doll, generally you didn't find very small ones, but tiny composition dolls such as the Wee Patsy or National Costume Dolls of only a few inches in height do exist.
In Texas we must charge sales tax. Very rare gray Figaro the Cat Doll! As shown on page 46 of Composition and Wood Dolls. We think that the clothes are original not the undershirt. Plus, hard plastic dolls were relatively inexpensive. Her eyes actually move from side to side as well as close. The dress itself is in good condition.
Beautiful Ideal Shirley Temple makeup doll wearing her cute Scottie dress. Nearly every type of doll was made of composition, but the most popular styles tended to be Mama Dolls, baby dolls, and, especially after Shirley Temple, little girls and even teenagers. Certain companies were especially known for the quality and innovation of these dolls, including Madame Alexander, Effanbee, American Character, Amberg, and others. The dress does have the tag but it is very faded and stained. The doll wears two organdie petticoats to give the hooped skirt effect. The crazing is caused by changes in moisture and temperature.
Because so many of these dolls have crazed over the years, light crazing on a composition doll is acceptable to collectors. Since the material a doll head is made from determines the type of doll, only dolls with heads made of composition are referred to as composition dolls. Some dings on the hair, some shortening of the eye lashes. Heavier and denser than paper mache, composition is easily molded and is thus an excellent material to make doll heads. Hailed by American dollmaking companies as unbreakable compared to bisque also often called porcelain dolls, the novelty of the new material for doll heads, coupled with World War I, helped to bring down the once mighty German dollmaking industry, and helped to make America the premier dollmaking country of the early-to-mid 20th Century. Stands and props are not included. But, one does not see compos in this condition! Many other companies would then copy their designs and sell unmarked dolls, and many.