Parian Dolls

Parian dolls are beautiful, exquisitely made in Germany, and remind me of times gone by.  It was a pleasure to work on restoring this doll.  Here is their fascinating history, compliments of Wikepedia:

"Parian dolls usually have molded blond hair. Brown and black haired parians are less common. Parians are often elaborately decorated with colored feathers, flowers, scarves, ribbons, combs, jewels, and luster ruffs (single, double, occasionally triple) about the bottom of the yoke. The hair was arranged in interesting and elaborate ways. The eyes were painted or glass. The glass-eyed dolls are sought after by collectors."

"A parian doll, sometimes mistakenly referred to as a Dresden doll, was a type of doll manufactured primarily in Germany, from around 1860 to 1880. A parian doll, like a china doll, has a body made from fabrics and a head created from untinted white porcelain. Unlike the china doll however, the parian doll's head is not dipped in glaze before firing and as such has a matte finish, similar to bisque dolls, giving it a markedly different appearance. The term parian refers to the appearance of the fine white parian marble of Paros, Greece. The UFDC (United Federation of Doll Collectors) accepted definition of these dolls is as follows: "Parian doll: doll made of fine white bisque (unglazed porcelain) without tinting. The features, hair and cheeks may be painted."[2] Many collectors now are discarding the term parian in favor of untinted bisque versus tinted bisque.

A parian doll, sometimes mistakenly referred to as a Dresden doll, was a type of doll manufactured primarily in Germany, from around 1860 to 1880. A parian doll, like a china doll, has a body made from fabrics and a head created from untinted white porcelain. Unlike the china doll however, the parian doll's head is not dipped in glaze before firing and as such has a matte finish, similar to bisque dolls, giving it a markedly different appearance. The term parian refers to the appearance of the fine white parian marble of Paros, Greece. The UFDC (United Federation of Doll Collectors) accepted definition of these dolls is as follows: "Parian doll: doll made of fine white bisque (unglazed porcelain) without tinting. The features, hair and cheeks may be painted."[2] Many collectors now are discarding the term parian in favor of untinted bisque versus tinted bisque."

This doll has a shoulder plate broken, and the arms were ripped off.

  

bisque doll bisque doll shoulder repair
Broken shoulder plate Repaired shoulder plate
ripped arms on bisque doll Repaired bisque doll arms
Arms ripped off Repaired arms

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