Identifying German Parian Dolls


Mary Gorham Krombholz

This book features ground-breaking new research on the parian dolls produced by eight factories in Germany during the late 19th century. In preparing this book, the author traveled to the sites of the factories in Thuringia to dig for important artifacts; her labor uncovered more than 1,000 porcelain shards that show the distinctive facial painting used by each factory highlighted in the book. These discoveries, combined with her collection of original porcelain factory ledgers and sample books, allow her to attribute with certainty the makers of these beautiful dolls, especially those produced during the 1860s and 1870s and previously designated s being by "unknown makers." More than 350 color photographs, all close views detailing the painting and decoration of these pieces, accompany Ms. Krombholz's invaluable text, making this the most significant volume on German parian dolls to be published.

Mary Krombholz's books are now distributed by the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC). Please call UFDC at 816-891-7040, or go to UFDC.org to purchase her books.



Reverie Publishing
160 pages

Hard cover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
ISBN: 978-1932485370

$50.00

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