Cover image for A connoisseur's guide to antique dolls.
Title:
A connoisseur's guide to antique dolls.
Author:
Pearsall, Ronald, 1927-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Todtri, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577171508
Format :
Book

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Central Library NK4893 .P43 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Dolls have long been popularly considered children's playthings, but some dolls are so fine that it is clear that they were not intended to be toys, but rather art objects.Collectors delight in the range of dolls available throughout history, from Dutch dolls with articulated limbs to the lavishly dressed French dolls of the nineteenth century. Rag dolls, paper dolls, dolls made of wax or china, all are considered to be rare prizes. No matter what type or period, collectors continue to cherish them for their own unique qualities. The major types of dolls discussed and illustrated in this volume include early dolls, wooden dolls, leather and papier mache dolls, china dolls, walking and talking dolls, and modern dolls. Over 100 full-color photographs display the beauty and variety of these delightful objects.


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