Bisque Doll Head

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Title

Bisque Doll Head

Description

The painted features of this porcelain doll face point to the work of firms in the Thuringia area of Germany. Thuringia’s natural clay deposits made it the center of the German doll industry. This doll likely once included glass enamel eyes and a mohair wig.

Creator

Lucy Davis

Source

Recovered from excavation prior to construction of Rutgers-Camden dormitory at 330 Cooper Street, Camden, N.J.

Publisher

Rutgers University-Camden

Date

c. 1860-1890

Contributor

Lucy Davis (Graduate Student, American Material Culture, Spring 2018); photograph by Jacob Lechner.

Rights

Collection of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Relation

Affleck, Richard, George Cress, Ingrid Weubber, Rebecca White, Kimberly Morrell, and Thomas Kutys. Phase II and Data-Recovery Archaeological Excavations of the Smith-Maskell Site Cooper Street Development Camden, New Jersey. Archaeological Excavation Report, Burlington: URS Corporation.

Format

Ceramic (bisque) doll head, approximately 3" tall and 2" wide. Eyes and back of head missing.

Collection

Citation

Lucy Davis, “Bisque Doll Head,” Learning From Cooper Street, accessed December 4, 2022, https://omeka.camden.rutgers.edu/items/show/17.

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