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Walker Doll marked DEP bisque
Walker Doll marked DEP bisque (porcelain) is in impeccable condition with an antique body composition. When you move the head, you hear crying baby sounds. The wig is made of mohair. The original eyes are glass and fixed. It measures about 50 cm. The dress and underwear have been custom-made following the old models
On the head it has the DEP mark and the number 10.
Many dolls feature the D.E.P brand: meaning Deponirt or Déposé. This Mark is used on German or French dolls that were established in the registry.
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 Walker Doll marked DEP bisque (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 Walker Doll marked DEP bisque (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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