Five Minute Miracles: Three Hundred Seventy-Three Quick Daily Discoveries for You and Your Kids to Share

Five Minute Miracles: Three Hundred Seventy-Three Quick Daily Discoveries for You and Your Kids to Share

by Joni Hilton
     
 

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Barbara Jacobs
A series of 70 exquisite color photographs and a text that explains provenances and history in an appreciative, nontechnical manner might inspire anyone to start collecting bisque dolls--except for today's prices! Sotheby expert Sherer and photographer Kelley combine their talents to show why dolls are now the third-most-popular collectible. The focus is on French and German playthings from the late 1800s to 1925 or so; by the end, we understand the basics--identifying marks on the back of the head, eyes as clue to the manufacturer, specific styles such as kewpie (or "googlies"), and the importance of teeth. Along the way, interesting facts surface: in 1902, a 28-inch Jumeau doll clothed in only chemise and shoes retailed for $6.25; 85 years later, an Albert Marque doll sold at auction for $34,000. An easy--and fairly inexpensive--way to comprehend the fascination of antique dolls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561381401
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

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