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Snow Babies, Santas and Elves: Collecting Christmas Bisque Figures

Snow Babies, Santas and Elves: Collecting Christmas Bisque Figures (Paperback)

£28.99
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/06/2017.
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Synopsis

Snow babies appeal not only to Christmas enthusiasts, but to collectors of dolls, figurines, and miniatures. Principally manufactured in Germany in the early part of this century, these tiny grouted figures decorated cakes in England and mantel pieces in the United States. Today they are avidly sought by collectors, who still use them to create little winter scenes. This carefully researched and documented book explores the origins of snow babies. (Were they created to honor Marie Peary, the daughter of Admiral Peary and the first white baby born in Northern Greenland?) The collection of 700 color photographs, the largest ever published, displays exquisite all-white pieces and the smaller action snow babies. It also introduces the reader to the rare blue and pink snow pieces. Included are chapters on bisque Santas (over 150 of them), elves, dwarves, snowmen, buildings, animals, and other pieces that are collected and displayed with snow babies. A rarity scale and price guide are included.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesElectronic devices, Scientific & musical instrumentsArt, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesReference & buyer's guidesSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsCarving & modelling, moulding & castingSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsPainting & art manualsSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsToys: making & decorating Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 06/01/1999 ISBN-13: 9780887404931  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/06/2017.  

Mary Morrison, who collects and writes in Marin County, California, has been an educator all her adult life. Here she has compiled pages of information on identifying, categorizing, cleaning, and displaying these wonderful little figures. Her book is sure to delight anyone who is interested in dolls or antique Christmas, or who merely loves fine old bisque.

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