Period: Early Twentieth Century
Circumference: 10.5 inches (at widest point)
Height: 4.25 inches
In original condition, the pair of flesh coloured bisque baby doll heads by the Diamond Pottery Co., England, c. 1920 Impressed "D.P.C. 164-8" each having flanged necks,, painted blue eyes & and moulded hair, one with eyebrows, the expressions differing slightly.
The condition of the heads is excellent considering the age and fragility of the pieces, with no chips or cracks, nor any restoration evident.
The Diamond Pottery company, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent was an earthenware manufacturer, formerly named the Pearl Pottery Co and in operation from 1908 – 1935. Pearl Pottery itself was formed in Brook Street, and established by Ralph Salt (worked 1820-42, died 1846) and he and his successors, Richard Booth and Williams and Willet, manufactured painted earthenware figures. In 1860, the works passed into the hands of of William Taylor, who commenced making white granite and common coloured and painted ware. He was succeeded in 1881 by Wood, Hines and Winkle, who produced 'opaque porcelain' in all the usual services for dinner, tea, breakfast and toilet; a large number of specialties in dejeuner, five o'clock tea, trinket, and beer sets; vases, plaques, cruets, and other useful and ornamental articles up to 1885.
We believe that if you use your imagination, this beautifully made pottery makes for unusual mantelpiece or sideboard décor rather than simply misplaced heads from fabric bodies long since forgotten.