Parian bisque head shoulder doll
dress ~ cotton ~ white ~ basket ~ shoes
This doll came to History Colorado in 1988 as part of the Bernice Lang doll collection. The doll was collected by either Bernice Lang, Wilmette (Minnie) Belle Jackson (Bernice's mother), or Lindy Lou Lang, Bernice's sister or mother-in-law as an addition to their doll collection. The doll is not thought to have been used by any of the three ladies as children. No further provenance is recorded in any records obtained by History Colorado.
On back of neck plate: MB inside of a circle/japan
(On tag): Morimura Brothers/.../BISQUE HEAD COMPO BODY/.../-GLASS EYES - PAINTED EYES OPEN MOUTH...//(Tag tied to petticoat):Rare/Japanese/Doll./Not many of/these dolls were/made.
Tag found with doll (tag now stapled to catalog report in DFA object file) MORIMURA BROTHERS - 1915 - bisque head compo body - MADE IN JAPAN - glass eyes - painted eyes - open mouth - common
NOTE: Per Moya B. Hansen information on tag was not always correct. For some dolls further research was done to varify/update information on the tag. Up-dates were made to Argus records accordingly