We have all heard the outdated childhood excuse “My canine ate my homework”? However how usually do you hear “My canine ate my vintage”?
A household in the UK was cleansing out their mom’s home and located a well-known bisque-headed doll that was initially their grandmother’s. They remembered seeing the doll sitting on their mom’s couch—and the way the household canine, as a pet, chewed off one of many doll’s ft!
Regardless of the chomping, the family’s rare bisque doll recently sold for more than $65,000 at auction. “It’s wonderful that it made that amount of cash, however it’s a lovely instance of one thing that could be very uncommon, » mentioned Kathy Taylor of Vectis Auctions which bought the doll.
Made in 1910 by the German agency Kämmer & Reinhardt, this number of doll solely comes up on the market each 20-30 years, the public sale home mentioned. Even with the mangled proper foot, the doll was in nice demand, far exceeding its presale estimate of $15,000-$21,000.
Most bisque dolls have a head made from bisque porcelain and a physique made from one other materials. Bisque is unglazed porcelain with a matte end, giving the doll a practical skin-like texture. An extremely rare and unique Kämmer & Reinhardt 108 bisque head character doll sold for about $308,000 in 2014 at Bonhams.