Vintage German Doll Head
Papier-Mâché ~ 4" ht.
Authentic Old Cardboard Doll Head
Made in Germany in the 1930's
We discovered a jumbled box of these nostalgic doll heads in an antiques shop in Sonneberg in 1992. Just two years after East and West Germany were reunified, we made our second journey to this most famous Thuringian city, which was well-known for being the toy capital of the world in the early 20th century. Produced in a doll factory in the region more than 80 years ago, the doll heads do show signs of their age, but the scuff marks and light scratches only add to their shabby chic charm.
This medium papier-mâché doll head with shoulder plate is made from two pieces of moulded cardboard. The rosy cheeks and brown hair were airbrushed; eyebrows, lips and nostrils were painted by hand. Blue eyes are paper transfer decals. Very limited quantities.
Sold as one vintage doll head.
Medium papier-mâché doll head is
4" high and 2½" wide by 2¼" deep.
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