Monday, February 6, 2012

German Bisque Pansy ll Doll 22"

Good Morning Everyone!

I have been falling in love with the German Bisque Pansy dolls for quite some time. I have acquired 3 of them to date and would like to show you one of my favorites.
 This little doll was purchased awhile back and is marked Pansy II Germany on her neck.  She was imported by George Borgfeldt in the early 1900's and is 22" tall. What I love about this sweet doll is her gorgeous big brown eyes and how beautiful her face is.
When I got her she was not dressed and her human hair wig was in thin little braids.
I came across a beautiful little dress that I thought would be perfect for her. After some small mends and a delicate cleaning the dress was brought back to a presentable state. It was quite sheer and delicate so undergarments definitely were in order. All dolls Must have the appropriate undergarments!   She was dressed with antique pantaloons along with 2 petticoats to help  her dress lay nicely. I love the beautiful lace near her waist and hemline.

Her hair... even though it was quite thin... curled up beautifully and now has a soft curl giving it more volume.
I then made a silk ribbon cumberband to accentuate her dress and since her name was "Pansy" I thought it would be cute to dress her with a slight Pansy theme.
The pansy was hand stitched by me on both her headband and her ribbon sash.
A tiny vintage pin was added at the neckline. Socks and shoes were also added to complete her outfit.

Pansy has become one of my very favorite dolls so far. I love the bisque dolls from this era and will be showing a Pansy I and Pansy IV that I am working on very soon too!
Oh...I can't forget to include her darling mohair bear! She takes him with her everywhere she goes!!
Thank you for taking a peek at my sweet little Pansy! 
Have a nice day!!!   ;-)



OOAK Update!
I wanted to mention that I am also finishing up a new OOAK doll.
She will be finished soon!
Be sure and stop by again!!!

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13 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Marcie, you do such beautiful work.. I LOVE HER.. Can't wait to see your ooak doll!
blessings,
Penny

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Cheryl said...

Marcie she is Beautiful I also love antique dolls. My favorites are China Heads, the clothing for dolls in the past were so well made and I love going on the search for accessories for my dolls. Looking forward to seeing your New work of Art
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you so much Penny! I am glad you like her!! ;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Cheryl...Thank you!
Yes...I agree. It is always a treat to find something very well made in good condition. Love the old handwork on vintage items. The ladies back then were real masters of their craft. Nice to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by!
Warmly, Marcie ;-)

Dessa Rae said...

Oh I love this gorgeous Little Pansey Doll!! You are amazing when it comes to restoration. BEAUTIFUL!!
I am excited to see your new OOAK...
Love,
Dessa Rae

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Dessa! Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed working on these old dolls. A nice break from sculpting all the time! Thank you for stopping by! xoxox
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HeinousGerbera said...

Gorgeous doll. I myself sew for my dolls. I recently acquired a simon and halbig in a bad condition. managed to mend her up and got he looking excellent. Thanks for sharing!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Heinousgerbera, Thank you for stopping by! Come back soon!!! ;-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to meet bunny Marcie.. So happy you enjoyed viewing..
You know, I really enjoy seeing you restore these old dolls... It's like giving a new breath of life to these treasured ones that need care.. You always attend to every detail...
Enjoy your weekend Marice!
Blessings,
Penny

Lori Musil said...

Hey Marcie! So glad I found your site! My mother had a wonderful Pansy doll that she kept and made dresses for over her life. I am not much of a doll person and would love to pass it on to someone who loves her dolls as much as you. Are you interested in purchasing her?

Lori Musil said...

Hey Marcie! So glad I found your site! My mother had a wonderful Pansy doll that she kept and made dresses for over her life. I am not much of a doll person and would love to pass it on to someone who loves her dolls as much as you. Are you interested in purchasing her?

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hello Lori! Yes...I may be interested in purchasing her. Can you tell me a little bit more about her? Or do you have photos of her that I could see?
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