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Word List of Terms Used for Bisque Dolls

All Bisque - A doll made entirely of porcelain and not glazed.

Bald Head - Smooth, rounded, slick head for wig.

Bathing Beauties - Shapely lady dolls posed in imaginative positions, with no joints.

Beading - Eyelets with holes for ribbon to run through.

Bent Limbs - The natural position of baby legs.

Bisque - Porcelain that has been fired but not glazed.

Bootines - High heeled boots for young girls with numerous straps.

Breather - Vintage Bisque dolls made with holes through their nose.

Clamps - Hemostat for holding items while stringing.

Edging - Trim on the bottom of a skirt on antique German dolls.

Entredeux - Heirloom material with small holes on each side used for joining to another piece of fabric.

Feathered Brows - Tiny fine brush strokes on the brow.

Fired Porcelain - Porcelain that has reached the age of time and temperature. Usually 2300 degrees.

Fixed Eyes - Bisque dolls eyes that are glued in a open position.

Flange Neck - An extra ring of porcelain at the base of the neck.

Frozen Charlotte - A standing girl doll with no joints.

Frozen Charlie - A standing boy doll with no joints.

Gloss - Glazed fired on German Bisque dolls.

Googly - Dolls with large round side glancing eyes on painted glass.

Immobile - A Bisque doll with no joints.

Incise or Incuse - Letter, numbers or marks made into the Doll body surface.

Intaglio - Inverted pupils on antique Bisque painted eyes.

Loop - A formed porcelain ball with a hole for string on the Bisque Dolls arm or leg.

Mohair - Angora goat hair used on early Bisque dolls.

Mold - A form from which a doll is cast.

Molded Hair - hair that is molded on the head and painted.

Mold Boards - are used for making a mold.

Mold Soap - is used to keep the different plaster parts from sticking together.

Nodders - Dolls that do not have flexible joints.

Open Closed Mouth - A Bisque dolls mouth that appears open but is not.

Original Clothing - A Bisque Dolls first clothing.

Paperweight Eye - Bisque Doll eye that the pupil looks like a real eye.

Pare - A cover for the hole in the top of a Bisque dolls head.

Pegged - A method of holding elastic in the arm and leg holes.

Pink Bisque - Colored slip for Bisque dolls.

Separator- Used to keep various parts of a Bisque doll from sticking together.

Shirred Stockings - A waffled effect molded in Bisque Dolls porcelain.

Snow Babies - A Bisque doll covered with ground porcelain before firing.

Stiff Neck - When a Bisque doll's head and body is in one piece.

Stringing - Attaching the head, arms and legs to the body of a Bisque doll.

Swivel Neck - A Bisque doll's neck bottom that would turn or tip.

Vertical Ribbed Socks - lines molded on Bisque dolls cocks.

Antique Bisque Bathing Doll

Antique Bisque Bathing Doll

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