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China Dolls42 of 69Porcelain Doll 3 1/2 inches tallPorcelian Girl
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Posted 4 years ago


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I liked this one because it is out of TN. It is an 1880s CDV and shows a small child with a China Head doll.

I believe that the child is most likely a boy, but am open to input.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Nice "Flat top China doll" circa 1860's doll so it was not new at time of photo . It looks like a boy but also looks like a hair cut I gave my sister when I was 10 and she was young like this child . Hard to tell but I know the doll :-) I have one and odd they put her with a boy as these were prized by the Girls and could only play with them supervised . I sure would not trust my Brother to get his hands on it :-)
  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the look and information, manikin.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks fhrjr2-- take a look at an antique secretary I recently posted. It got pushed back a ways, as someone was loving everything at the time!

  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
    I'm not a doll person but as a parent and grand parent I love the look on this little one's face. A fantastic memory that is gone from the original owner but preserved and remembered here. Thanks for sharing. Perhaps someone will do the same for us one day.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I really like the kids expression as well. He doesn't look like he was entertained by the photographer!

  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Love the expression!
    I'm going to place my bets on this being a girl, who knows why her hair was cut that way, but I've never seen a boy with a necklace.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the look and comment david.

    The necklace is a good point-- a detail that I hadn't thought about, and I agree it is much more indicative of a girl.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks official and kerry.

  9. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    I love the pout on this child:)
  10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks sarah and czechman.

  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking toni!

  12. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 years ago
    Whatcha talkin about Lewis!!lol
  13. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks agh.

  14. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks gritty!


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