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Cuno Otto Dressel 1912 bisque Doll – SOLD-


Cuno Otto Dressel 1912 bisque Doll – SOLD-




Cuno Otto Dressel 1912  bisque Doll (porcelain) in impeccable condition with an antique composition body. The wig is made of mohair. The eyes are glass (they are not the original ones) and fixed. It measures about 63 cm. The dress and underwear were made to measure the following old models.


On the back of the head is marked with No. 1912 and No. 6 and a cross. Attributed to the CUNO & OTTO DRESSEL brand


The CUNO & OTTO DRESSEL Brand, located in Sonneberg, Thür. is one of the oldest doll firms for which continuous records have been discovered. The firm was founded in 1700 by ancestors of Cuno and Otto Dressel; But nothing is known about the company during the first 150 years of its existence, except that they specialized in wood and papier-mache toys. Ernest Friederich Dressel (father of Cuno and Otto) and Charles Dressel, makers of Sonnerberg dolls, were listed on the directories from 1863 to 1874.

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 uno Otto Dressel 1912  bisque Doll (porcelain)  

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 also 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 was left to macerate, until a fine mixture was obtained.

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

Like uno Otto Dressel 1912  bisque Doll (porcelain) , 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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