Monday, December 12, 2022

A Boudoir Doll Double Header

Two more exquisite examples of 1920's German boudoir half dolls-- Coco and Eva --just landed in my collection, both sculpted and signed on their lower backs by legendary doll maker, Lilli Baitz. Gorgeously painted composition plaster (or bisque faces?), meticulously styled mohair wigs, and vintage fabric clothing with finely detailed hats comprised of artificial flowers and real bird feathers bring these lovely beauties to life. I'll spare you any further introduction here and just let the photos speak for themselves, as I've posted a few more of these in the past AEET archive.


Mr. Cavin said...

Holy cats these things are pretty amazing. Until I scrolled to the pics that include your hands, I had forgotten how small they actually are. Without that scale comparison, it's hard to imagine they are not full size. I don't even know how the heck you can effectively miniaturize hair like that--the 'dos, yeah, but the individual hairs themselves are just perfect relative to the facial features. Goat hair, huh? Uncanny.

Good work with the camera too, man!

Brian Barnes said...

I am surprised the lace work has lasted over a century -- somebody kept them in very controlled condition. These are really great finds!

John said...

Delicate and magnificent!

Mr. Karswell said...

>Goat hair, huh?

Indeed! That's a whole other art form altogether --mini wigs!

>surprised the lace work has lasted over a century

It's likely the clothing and hats are not from the 20's... at the same time they still feel quite vintage

>Delicate and magnificent!

You said it, thank you!