Alfred Palmer (1877-1951)
Plaster is made from the earth mineral Gypsum, which also forms the Selenite on display in the case opposite focused on Glass.
Porcelain, often called bisque, was used in the manufacture of dolls until the advent of plastic. Fine features could be modelled and painted for faces. Usually it was just the head, and perhaps also the hands and forearms, that were made of porcelain and attached to cloth or wooden bodies.
Bequeathed by Miss Anne Clelland, 2003