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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Parian doll is "made of fine white bisque (unglazed porcelain) without tinting." . She is unlike a Bisque doll or China doll. She has original body and her original dress which I took off to photo her , The sculpting on Parain dolls can be very detailed and one of my favorite types of antique dolls , this is just a example of one I thought I would share since it has been awhile since I posted :-) She is 16 inchs tall .

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very very pretty she is and nice to see her pretty face !!
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Beautiful doll, and I'm so glad you're posting again, Manikin, I look forward to see more of your collections. :)
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Now this doll is a real beauty! She is just sooo pretty and you know how I feel about dolls but I really think I could own one of these. And the dress still looks so very good too. I'm impressed by her!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Lovely to see a post from you Mani, and your girl is beautiful.
      She must have been kept as special, I can't believe how great a condition she is in.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Manikin, superb doll and pictures!
      That cute face is striking to look at, artistic and lively.
      Thank you for posting it!
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Great post Sis, amazing that something so fragile could survive children & time!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      She's sooo cute Mani, and you have kept her in remarkable condition!!!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thanks you Katherine I thought I should post once in awhile :-)

      racer4four, It is amazing how these were made and remain beautiful unlike the cheap toys made today :-)

      kyratango, They really were works of art I believe the sculpting and fine quality put into them . Wish they could talk and tell me their story :-)

      shareurpassion Thank you and if you look at her as a piece of art she should not be scary but a thing of beauty :-) Glad you stopped

      Walks ( bro) many thanks I was overdo to post something :-)

      Thank you Sean ! much appreciated
    9. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Rick55, many thanks and glad you stopped :-)
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      I haven't posted anything since St. Patrick's Day!
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
    12. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Roy :-) xo
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi Manikin, nice to see your new posting, she's beautiful. I hope I look as good as her when I get to her age.
    14. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Goodmorning Pease ! Wouldn't we all like to never age :-) Nice to see you and have enjoyed so many of your posts !
    15. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I too! am amazed always how fragile things like this can stand the test of time and!! such a long time as this..the dress more so in this case, it looks as fresh as the day it was hand made, very beautiful and a great size too!!!.. So nice to see you posting!...xo
    16. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you inky :-) I thought it was time to post once in awhile . I can't wait to see your house when your done . Send photo's please xo
    17. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      No wonder at all they call you the doll expert, beautiful set of photos to show the prime condition.
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      What a beauty!
    19. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you bladerunner much appreciated and many thanks Elisabethan :-) Always glad to see some enjoy my posts :-)
    20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Hello Good Looking...fantastic posting...sorry so slow to see hugs
    21. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Hi you hottie :-) thanks for stopping ! I understand being slow you just had a birthday darn age thing lol xo Thanks for your support as always Kerry
    22. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you brunswick I will try to see it :-)
    23. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      She is gorgeous!! Do you know her age?
    24. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Anna she dates 1860's-1880's :-)
    25. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      wow...she is a really good looking great-great-grandma!
    26. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Happy New Year Manni thanks for all the support and great posts.
    27. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      What a lovely face!
    28. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      What does that mean 'without tinting'? Tinting in the porcelain itself? How are her cheeks tinted?
    29. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Not sure what you mean no tinting Celine ? Of coarse she has been hand painted but bisque is white before painted and area's not painted are white .
    30. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      She's a beauty. Fantastic kid arms with articulated fingers. A bit ABG-esque. Is she marked? An angelic and peaceful child doll.
    31. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you chinahead . No she has no markings . I agree she remind me a bit of the ABG China dolls but she remains a mystery as to who made her . I also always wanted original bodies and clothes in fact I collected French Fashions for years and would not buy unless original clothes or replaced during period as many of the dress's in silk did not hold up well at all . Glad you stopped :-)
    32. AmatoorPikr, 6 years ago
      Beautiful face on this doll, with a very elaborate and pretty hairstyle.

      Reminds me of the dolls my grandmother used to collect.

      My grandmother was an RN too.

      She collected antique dolls, had half a wall full of them.

      She was the charge nurse of Monterey Peninsula Hospital, 7th floor.

      They called her Johnnie.

      She loved her work. Worked until she was 73 years old.
    33. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you AmatoorPikr and I loved your story about your Grandmother :-) Many thanks for stopping and sharing with me . I can't imagine working till I am 73 but have a long way to go before that :-)
    34. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you I appreciate you stopping and bringing her back up . Many thanks !
    35. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Many Thanks for stopping and bringing this girl back up today Licorice1977 :-)

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