1966 European & American Dolls and Their Marks and Patents by Gwen White

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Here is the book European and American Dolls by Gwen White. Gwen White has studied the history, the makers and the varying type, of European and American Dolls.
It has all types of information about dolls.
It is this corpus of factual information which makes Dolls quite literally unique as a work of reference.
In the first chapter, Miss White
examines all the materials from which the dolls have been made~ wood, papier Mache, and compositions, ceramics, leather, wax, rag, rubber, metal, celluloid.
Then she concentrates on particular details: hair, eyes, joints and dress. Another section describes such doll novelties as talking and singing, walking and creeping, feeding,
~more than one face~ swimming, upside down dolls.
Finally, there is the section, illustrated by 625 examples,
of the Marks, including makers' names and initials, monograms, trade names and box labels.
There are two kinds of illustrations included in this spectacular book. There are Gwen White's own drawings, elucidating technical details of manufacture, a dress of material.
In addition there are 353 photographs taken from 56 collections, public and private, in Europe and the U.S. – represent every important type or
maker of dolls, in the Western World, especially during the period covered by the patent marks. These photographs, arranged in chronological order for each section, not only show the dolls in their undressed state, but also when fully clothed, and thus give an authentic display of the history of costume in miniature.

For the collector, museum official or dealer this book provides the facts necessary to the correct attribution and dating of any unfamiliar historic doll.
Great reference book.
30 x 23 cm
1 665g
274 pages.
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