Heubach's Darling Sunflower

The Heubach porcelain factory was started in 1820 in Lichte, near Wallendorf, Thuringia, Germany.  It was purchased by the Christoph and Philipp Heubach in 1840.  Subsequent to that they made the bisque heads, all-bisque dolls and figurines that have become much loved and treasured by doll collectors today.  For more information on the Gbr. Heubach porcelain factory, please CLICK HERE.  Little Sunflower is one of a series of all-bisque dolls made by the Heubach factory in the early 1900's.  With her shy little side-glancing eyes and her tentative little smile, she is indeed a charming little flirt and quite irresistible!!!.

Sunflower stands approximately 7" tall.  She has molded hair, sox and shoes.   Her eyes are of a type known as "intaglio", which means they are painted eyes, in a slight recess in the face.  She is all porcelain, poured in Seeley's Lady White.  Her parts consist of a head/torso and moveable arms and legs.  Once the porcelain pieces are cleaned and high fired to a temperature of over 2,000 degrees, the doll is then painstakingly painted and fired several times in order to achieve the perfect skin tones and detail painting.  The porcelain is inscribed with the artist's mark, and once painted, she is hand signed by the artist.  She is then strung and ready for dressing. 

Her costume is of fine quality cotton batiste and French Val laces, sewn by machine and hand, and consists of a dress, slip and pantalets. Her socks and shoes are molded in the porcelain, and painted to authentically match the original antique doll.

she comes complete with a metal stand, Certificate of Authenticity, and the Resume of the artist, Evelyn Stanbury, GMDM, Certified Doll Artisan Guild Instructor and Top International Award Winning Artist.


 $175.00 Canadian Funds    

Click on the photo for details on how to purchase Sunflower.

This page last edited on July 22nd, 2007.

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