Bisque Mignonette Doll Primrose#1
Antique Reproduction Doll
Bisque Mignonette Doll Primrose#1 – This pensive little girl is a 7″ tall all bisque Kestner antique reproduction French doll is marked lll on the back of her head. She has a well-sculpted body with bare feet, with one open hand and one closed. She also has blue glass eyes and a blonde mohair wig. Her leather-lined joints are at the neck, shoulders, and hips.
The white ankle tie shoes, made of white leather, have a leather sole. They also have a rayon tie and tiny leather bow on the front with a gold flower in the center. Off white ribbed rayon socks included with the shoes.
If you sew, you may want the pattern made just for this Primrose. It includes underwear, shoes, socks, and variations for dresses and hats.
All the antique little pocket dolls are such a delight to see. They were first reproduced in France in about 1860, then later produced in Germany, Japan, then later in the United States. These dolls are all bisque and their sizes range from a tiny one inch to fifteen inches tall. Doll Reference gives a good overview of these delightful little dolls. The reproduction dolls such as Primrose#1, copied from the antique dolls, are smaller than the originals due to shrinkage of the porcelain. Many of these little all-bisque reproduction dolls are also available here.