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image of Doll-- Doll--"Cornelia"
Rendered by Anne Colman (artist), c. 1937
watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paperboard
overall: 50.9 x 38.5 cm (20 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 13" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.15385
Not on View
From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 14 of 26

One type of bisque used for dolls was known as "Parian" bisque; this was usually an untinted soft paste or hard paste porcelain. This doll, named "Cornelia," has head, arms, and legs of Parian bisque, with some color added to the cheeks. The doll's body is cloth. The date of the doll is 1876, when Parian dolls with molded hairdos were popular. Wigged dolls' heads, also being made at this time, were principally of tinted bisque. Note the ribbon of self material in her hair. She wears a velvet dress and machine-embroidered cotton underwear. Her eyes are of glass.

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