Start Dating antique china head dolls

Dating antique china head dolls

China head dolls are usually unmarked, some may have a mold number or doll makers mark on the back of the neck or on the shoulder plate, thus it can be impossible to pinpoint the doll maker, so dolls are described and identified by the type of hairstyle.

Porcelain was invented in ancient China, made from a hard, white clay known for its fineness and strength.

This ceramic material proved so useful, particularly for dinnerware, it spread across the world, nicknamed after its country of origin.

Srves, China socket heads made during 1916-1917 French a China socket head has been found marked Madame Royal ca.

1917 other doll names; Louise Brongn, Junon, La Brgre de Trianon, Marquisette, Saint Franois During and after World War I, China dolls were made in Japan ** Au Paradis des Enfants dolls 1864-1925 France, distributor and assembler of dolls from various doll makers including; China head dolls with pink kid bodies, wax over China head dolls.

A china doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of glazed porcelain.

The name comes from china being used to refer to the material porcelain.

China dolls first began to appear in the 18th century notes the 2001 Childhood Playthings exhibit from the Shriver-Weybright Exhibition Gallery, although they were far less available than the wood, gesso, wax and papier mache dolls of the era.

Many "dolls" were, in fact, figures made for creches, the Christmas manger scenes set up in churches and homes.

In Europe, china was first made around 1710 at the Meissen factory near Dresden, Germany, for household objects and figurines.

Eventually, major deposits of clay throughout the Thuringia region would make Germany a center for porcelain production.

They range in size from more than 30" (76 cm) tall to 1 inch (2.5 cm).