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Baby Badalona B/00 bisque
Baby Badalona B/00 bisque ( porcelain) in impeccable condition with an antique composition body. The wig is made of mohair and antiquity. The original eyes are glass. It measures about 53 cm. Old vintage dress.
Called Bebe de Badalona, it is marked B / 00.
There is an Incised mark on the Heads of the baby called Barcelona or Badalona. Babies of character in the style of the creators by the main German brands, made with a porcelain head, fixed or movable glass eyes, with or without a natural hair wig and a composition body, in various sizes between 30 and 70 cm. The hypothesis is open that it is another model from the same Barcelona manufacturers of the porcelain heads marked A.
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 Baby Badalona B/00 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 Baby Badalona B/00 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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