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French S.F.B.J bisque Doll

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French S.F.B.J bisque Doll

330,00

French S.F.B.J bisque Doll (porcelain) in good condition with an antique composition body. Head had a crack, it has been restored leaving it in impeccable condition. The eyes are glass and fixed. The wig is made of mohair. It measures about 42 cm. The dress and underwear made to measure following the old models.

 

The  French S.F.B.J bisque Doll On his head is the SFBJ PARIS brand and the number 60 (Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets).

S.F.B.J Brand

 

To begin with, during the final decades of the nineteenth century, more and more German dolls were imported into France, presenting a live threat to the already competitive home market.consequently ten companies responded to this disquieting development by forming, in 1889, the Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Joues ( S.F.B.J)- a union composed largely of French doll producers, incluing both Jumeau and Bru. Some German companies were also admitted by , the country’s notably largest single investor, Fleischmann and Bloedel.

In this case, the S.F.B.J, registered its trademark In 1905,it consisted of a circle divided into quarters, each segment containing one of the Société four initials. Other marks on S.F.B.J dolls use the same initials, with mold and size numbers.

 

The Bisque

Generally, germany was the most prolific country in the world in terms of doll making and it´s collectors have received a great legacy.

In general, bisque doll heads were made in the same way as other bisque products just like French S.F.B.J bisque Doll

Earlier bisque heads were more likely to have been pressed than dumped. The liquid preparation could have been stained or white.

Oin short referred to by collectors as “Parian” paste, it could aslo be soft paste or hard porcelain paste.

Furthermore, It was similar to the manufacturing process for making cookie heads. First, a mixture of kaolin (a white clay) with water is left to macerate, until a fine mixture is obtained.

Usually, Large doll manufacturing companies produced all kinds of dolls in a large number of designs and materials.

Like French S.F.B.J bisque Doll  Mineral pigments were used to paint the heads. Two layers of pale pink were applied all over the head and neck. Then the cheeks, lips, nostrils, brown eyes and eyelashes were painted before the second baking, at a lower temperature ensuring their permanence.

The Golden Age of the German Dolls lasted 75 years, especially from the mid-nineteenth century to the first quarter of the 20th century. XX. During this time, German brands came to dominate the global doll market thanks to the huge variety of models and their competitive prices.

The vast majority of German doll makers were in the southeastern province of Thuringia which is the sixth smallest state of the country situated in central germany .

 

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