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1914 Albert Marque bisque doll a $168K thriller at Frasher’s sale
1914 Albert Marque bisque doll a $168K thriller at Frasher’s sale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (LAPRS) – Sculpted by the renowned French artist Albert Marque (1872-1939), an extremely rare 1914 portrait doll originally commissioned for the Paris boutique Margaine-Lacroix sold to rousing applause for $168,000 (inclusive of 12% buyer’s premium) at Frasher’s July 9 auction. The buyer, who beat out four phone bidders and additional on-site bidders […]

D.C.-area collector’s all-bisque dolls star in Morphy’s June 11 sale
D.C.-area collector’s all-bisque dolls star in Morphy’s June 11 sale

DENVER, Pa. – A long-held Washington, D.C.-area collection that includes superb all-bisque, French fashion and character dolls serves as the centerpiece for Morphy Auctions’ June 11 Fine Doll sale, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The 300-lot collection belonging to Helen Burton of Arlington, Va., comprises approximately 75% of the auction inventory, and according to […]

Antique dolls are dressed to impress at Stephenson’s Nov. 13 auction
Antique dolls are dressed to impress at Stephenson’s Nov. 13 auction

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, Stephenson’s in suburban Philadelphia will host a November 13 auction of antique and vintage dolls from estates and private collections in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to beautiful dolls dating from the 19th century through modern times, the 241-lot auction includes several automata, Steiff […]

Bisque

Bisque refers to unglazed porcelain that is hard, durable, non-porous, and translucent. Unglazed white porcelain is also called bisque porcelain or biscuit due to its matte surface and texture. The Chinese were the first makers who produced fine shiny porcelain, also known as "China". In the mid-1700s, Europeans started to manufacture bisque porcelain, which was widely used in sculptures and decorative objects, such as small figures, large portrait busts and more. Bisque porcelain is characterized by an unglazed surface, matte finish, and a smooth texture. The two main achievements in bisque firing are the strength of the clay and the removal of the water. Bisque porcelain is mixed with a number of other raw materials, including plaster, clay, pumice and water. The result is the production of hundreds of wonderful bisque porcelain pieces that are considered precious works of art. The excellent craftsmanship of glazed porcelain pi

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