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Celluloid Agustí Parra Litle Doll


Celluloid Agustí Parra Litle Doll


Celluloid Agustí Parra Litle Doll. It has articulated head, arms and legs. The eyes are original, fixed and glass, vibrant facial coloration, ajar mouth, molded painted hair. This doll arrived in my hands in perfect condition only the rubbers have been changed. It measures about 34 cm.

It has a mark on the back of its neck with an A and a P,  the mold number 35 and 40. Mark attributed to Agustí Parra.


Brand  Agustí Parra

Factory of Barcelona of 1931

To sum up, Agustí Parra registered a brand for making mainly celluloid dolls. In 1938 it registered a procedure to make celluloid wrists along with Juan Amadé and Serafín Jarque. They created dolls, babies and celluloid accessories. Interestingly, they made items for other workshops that made dolls that used the same items. In 1945 he registered a patent for a paste for the manufacture of dolls, same Celluloid Agustí Parra Litle Doll. In 1948 he recorded dolls such as: Jorge, Betty Boop …

It has own models marked A (vine leaf) P

The Celluloid

In the last quarter of the 19th century, celluloid began to compete with traditional materials used in doll making, such as biscuit, wood, paper, and cloth.

Because it was a versatile substance, made from pyroxylin (cellulose nitrates) and camphor, it was an inexpensive material and easy to produce.

It was mostly used extensively for doll making, as well as many household items, until the mid-1950s, when it was replaced by other plastics.


Celluloid was first developed and used for Hyatt Brothers dolls in New Jersey in the late 1860s. His company registered the name “celluloid” in 1869. Although the product was patented, the word celluloid is used to Often to describe all types of pyroxylin mixtures, regardless of manufacturer.

The manufacturing process of the celluloid dolls in the first place is to place the celluloid substance in its solid state in a two-piece metal mold. The second step was to introduce steam or hot air into the mold under pressure, this softened the celluloid adapting to the shape of the mold until the two halves were joined, like Celluloid Agustí Parra Litle Doll.

When it cools, it is removed from the mold and the doll is decorated like.


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