Porcelain Smiling Girl Doll Head & Shoulder Plate, Originally Sculpted, Hand Painted, Brown Preset Eyes, 21" Vintage Native American Doll

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Handmade
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Made in Great Falls, Montana

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This is a little girl with a beautiful smile, is just waiting to be completed. She was designed to be a 21" doll. The opening in her head is a little wrapped and has a crack that happened when it was fired, but a wig will cover that easily. The last photo shows her with brown pigtails.
* 6" tall
* 4.5" wide
* 12"/30 cm head circumference
* original
My husband, John, did the initial sculpting of this original head and shoulder plate in Plasticine clay, then I finished it. From that we made plaster molds. I poured porcelain slip into the molds, let it set, then poured out the excess(my husband helped). When it set up I removed the head and shoulder plate, and let it dry, Then I cleaned them up, cut the eye openings and sanded to fit the eyes. Then the parts were fired. The face was colored with china paints and fired again.
I set the eyes and attached the head to the shoulder plate. From this mold my husband and I made a second, smaller mold. We made our "Little One of the Falls" doll with that head. Although we made a Native American girl, there are many possibilities.


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