The Half Doll Book VOL 1 German Porcelain Half-Doll NEW

Very Rare



With Related Items,

Makers and Values

Volume One

(Released New in 1999)

SPECIAL NOTE : This is Volume One of a planned 7 volume series - Of this exhaustive series by these most competent and prolific authors, full sets are very, very rare! These virtual textbooks to the Half-Doll have been released individually since the first volume (for sale was released in 1999. Volumes 2 & 3 have been completely sold out and are available from private individuals only and sell for princely sums...if they can be found at all! Elsew on eBay and Amazon we are able to offer Volume Four in very limited qualtites. Volume Five was released in December 2006 and Volume Six in November 2008: Each are offered directly to prior buyers and are still available from the authors occassionally on eBay. (Set up a search and keep looking. They will come on from time to time.) Publication date for the final Volume 7 have not yet been released but the book is in creation and research.

By Shona & Marc Lorrin

A Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies

NOT a Remainder - NO Embarrassing Black Slashes!
Glossy Hardback- 221 Pages!

Original Offer Price: $64.95
Privately Published by the Authors

in 1999 - 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Approximately 500 color photos



This is Volume One of what has become a five Volume Series

Per the authors : This book is ideal for the new or old collectors alike. This guide contains basic information as well as the finer points which every collector (or dealer) should be aware. T is an extensive listing of makers and many pages of their marks which one is likely to encounter. The bibiligraphy is huge and the value guide is realistic.

In addition to Half-Dolls, this book details related items...including :

Bathing Beauties

Crown Top Perfume Bottles

Puff Dishes

"Blue Snow" Snow Babies

Harem Figures

Lady Dolls.

Makers addressed in this volume include :

Galluba & Hofmann Schaefer & Vater Lilli Baitz

Table of Contents Headings :



How to Use This Book

A Sketch of the German Porcelain Industry

Understanding the Half-Doll

The Origin(s) of the Half-Doll

Mlle. Camargo - the Anatomy Of A Theme

The Folies Bergere, Mata Hari & Josephine Baker

The Makers & Their Marks

Collecting & Valuing

Fakes, Forgeries, Reproductions & Reissues

Galluba & Hofmann

Lilli Baitz

Schafer & Vater (Perfume Bottles)

The Powder Puff & Vanity Dolls

Glossary of Useful German Words

& Abbreviations

Value Guide

Vokume Two and Beyond



Included along with nearly 500 illustrations, are factory catalog sheets not published elsew

This is an exhaustive work that supplies the basics for both the new and advanced collector of these fascinating little "beauties" . It clearly reflects the author’s in depth knowledge and love of this area of porcelain collectibles.


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