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Purita Doll

Purita Doll


Purita Doll or also called Showcase Ladybug. Papier-mâché doll. It arrived with some chips on the fingers, they have been reconstructed, being impeccable. Original plastic and movable eyes, modern wig. It measures about 70 cm.

The Florido Factory

Great factory of rag dolls and mechanical walkers, very fine babys with voice and movement covered in cloth. Supplier of the El Siglo department store. Company represented by José Palouzié Serra.

With the manufacture of Mariquita Perez, the manufacture of a series of duco-painted cardboard dolls began, with natural hair wigs and glass eyes. It seems that the Mariquita Doll was born around the 40s and dresses like a Girl, it is manufactured in the Florido workshops.

The Doll Purita will be a girl registered in 1955 by J.F Calduch. She is a white or colored girl of 4 years. Also known as “Mariqueta de Escaparate” tasted at the height of 60 or 72 cm. It is a factory with the mateix types of material with the sense of joints at the waist, overalls, mens and colzes, natural hair and mohair, open mouth, blue acrylic eyes with eyelashes, it can also be a walker. Purita Doll

The Stone papier-maché Dolls

The manufacture of dolls in Spain was created in the first workshop in 1878 by Ramon Mira Vides. These industrial workshops were centralized in the town of Onil. Its terrisaire tradition allowed the creation of the first dolls, of artisan character, began to be conceived as an industrial product.

These first dolls created by Ramon Mira were made of baked clay. Due to the fragility of the material an improvement process was started in search of other materials. Purita Doll

Novelties will be created such as movable eyes, instead of painted, the incorporation of the weeper, which allowed to make a sound that was identified with the cry or the words “Mama” and also the stylization of arms and legs.

Over time, the materials changed to the use of the so-called stone cardboard.

The wrists had joints in their limbs, which were joined with elastic cords. This procedure of the cardboard, worked with the bulk was vital for the increase of the production. Purita Doll


During the 1940s in Spain it was the great absolute empire of the stone cardboard doll. Not only the popular Pepona that was made of this material, although its appearance was rougher, because it was less worked and polished; but also the most luxurious dolls. The stone cardboard doll lasted its manufacture until the arrival of plastic during the second half of the fifties. The use of plastic was introduced regularly from the sixties.

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