Doll Gallery: Composition
Composition is a mixture of various substances including
plaster, glue, flour, paper or rags. It's less breakable than bisque, but often inclined
to craze. Many composition dolls are unmarked, and so it's difficult to trace the
||Beth is a compostion baby doll with bent limbs. She is 15" tall, and is initialled
HW on the back of her neck, which probably stands for the German manufacturers Heinrich
Handwerck, from Waltershausen, who made similar dolls in the 1930s and 40s. Her long white cotton
babygown, vest and bonnet were no doubt given to her by her original young owner. |
another of those pot dolls which we've looked at in previous issues of Doll Showcase. Dating from the
1940s, she is 24" high, and was possibly made by the firm of F Popper. Her skin has a brownish
tinge, as do many of the pot dolls from this era. Shirley still has her original blonde mohair wig. She
wears a rose-sprigged cotton dress.
Click here to see last issue's Composition Gallery.