Tattooed Doll Heads 1 - 7.
Antique bisque porcelain German doll heads, stuffed with coconut coir.
Various maker's marks on the back.
Painted with acrylic ink.
Size excluding thread:
1. 11.5 x 8 x 9cm
2. 11.5 x 8 x 9cm
3. 7.5 x 5 x 5cm
4. 6.8 x 5 x 4.8cm
5. 6 x4.6 x 4.2
6. 4 x 5.8 x 4.5cm
7. 6 x 4.2 x 4.5cm
I'd love to say "from a loving home, carefully stored for decades" but these dolls bear the hallmarks of having been unearthed, forgotten, and sometimes laid alongside rusting materials.
They are rather, "due for a loving home".
I toyed with mounting these in boxes, but I'm of the opinion that if something can dangle, it should. Preferring to hang my own treasures, I decided instead to add a loop of a thread. You can still mount it, but I didn't want to be the one putting a head in a box.
Have I saved one to put on my own Christmas tree? YES. Will it be packed away for a year? Absolutely not. A tattooed baby doll is for all year round.