Two Pairs of Early 20thC Pottery Doll Moulds


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Object Description

In original condition, the two scarce pairs of sand coloured pottery doll moulds, each in two parts for the casting of the heads, one of an infant, and the other a young girl with flowing hair, each surviving from the first quarter of the twentieth century and probably German in origin.

Object History


Object Literature

When producing a bisque doll for example, ceramic raw materials are shaped in a mould such as these and fired at more than 1,260 °C (2,300 °F).

Now to be used with one’s imagination; even for eating nuts or sweets from, these are geometrically satisfying, like some kind of bizarre tactile jigsaw.

Object Condition

The condition of the moulds is excellent considering the age, with no chips or cracks, nor any restoration evident. There are fissions and very small edge chips.

The Larger: 6” h x 8” d x 5.5” w (when complete)
The Smaller: 4.5” h x 4.5” d x 3.75” w (when complete)

Object Details

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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