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    Posted 8 months ago

    Squigginci…
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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about this doll . From what I’ve read online Maggie started doll making in the 60s but my doll clearly has a 50 something date.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      1958 is close enough to 60. How realistic she is! Gypsy Mother.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      She was a founding member of NIADA, and she passed in 1995. Looking at her other dolls, I'd say this is one of her first. And it's better than everything that came after it!

      Her name is actually Magge. 1963 is the date of entry in to the NIADA!

      Kane, Magge Head / 1963 / USA / porcelain, clay / D 1995 / Founder, Charter Member

      "The National Institute of American Doll Artists was officially founded in May 1963, at the Watts Barr Resort near Ozone, Tennessee by Helen Bullard, who gathered with her co-founders, Gertrude Florian, Magge Head and Fawn Zeller. These artists, working primarily in isolation had come to know each other through the annual conventions of the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC), a national doll collectors organization, which they had been attending since the early 1950s."

      https://www.niada.org/niadahistory/

    3. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      "Magge Head Kane, a Midwest U.S. doll artist who worked from the late 1950s into the 1980s. She specialized in realistic portrait dolls, and made many dolls that depict historical and storybook figures.



      Kane was recuperating from an illness when she began to study ceramics and painting. She was one of the founding members of the National Institute of American Doll Artists in 1963, and gave courses in mold-making and doll-making. Her dolls often are marked “Magge Head,” but some also have her married name. Her husband, Keith Kane, became her partner and helped to reproduce her dolls and to teach their seminars." (there are a couple valuations.)

      https://www.heraldnet.com/life/19th-century-cabinets-of-curiosities-tend-to-sell-quickly/

    4. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      How could I find a value for mine.
    5. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      She is represented in the The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library, Santa Barbara, California and The Strong Museum, Rochester, New York. She wrote a book about pixie dolls.
    6. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      Is there somewhere I can find this mold or a catalog of her molds.?
    7. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      I doubt it. Contact the https://www.niada.org. Maybe they will know. We don't know everything!

      That Gypsy doll ^^ looks to be one-of-a-kind.
    8. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      Thank you. I have sent a message to them. Hopefully I will hear back.
    9. Celiene Celiene, 8 months ago
      Did you send them a picture of the doll? I'm sure they would love to see it.
    10. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      Yes through messenger on their Facebook page. Maybe I should find an email address and go that route.
    11. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
      Your Magge Head doll seems to be the original mold . The name was carved in when mold was still wet . She looks like the prototype Magge did of Gypsy Mother . Her work not a kit or done in a doll making class from one of the blank molds she sold . Love her . I had her Pixie dolls at one time and sorry I sold them .
    12. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      That sounds wonderful ! I have got ahold of the institute and they are forwarding Her pictures among each other. Hopefully I will hear from them soon. Thank you for your response.
    13. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/188095721908409702/
    14. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      Yes I have seen that picture and two others that show her painted dark and with a baby. So there are others. The thing is the others I have seen say they are dated 1960. Mine clearly shows a complete date and 1958 .
    15. Squiggincindy Squiggincindy, 8 months ago
      Even the body cloth is a different color. My Camel’ has a light colored body.
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-magge-head-kane-nursing-1998957975

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