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China Dolls37 of 78Hair styles China Dolls  First is a Covered Wagon along side a Flat top another mystery ANyone know what she is?
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    Posted 6 years ago

    pilotwill
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    I have not found any makers marks or anything. But I have ot undressed her. Most of it is sowed on or tacked into place

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Hi
      You could have valuable dolls but to determine that they are authentic I still have more questions on this China doll . I need a close up of her face and take scarf off neck please . She is not in original clothes because they did not sew them on dolls in 1840-1860 . They were made with hook and eyes as a rule or buttons , Her value is in her true age . Her lower legs look like replacement legs as It looks like i see some slight crackling of paint but a replaced body is not that unusual to find . Can you see any tiny black specks on her face ? They are often seen on true antique dolls . You can add close up of face looking directly at me to this page by going to edit and add a photo .
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      She is called a braided bun China doll.
    3. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      From what I can see of the face, I'd be leaning towards a reproduction, albiet a fine one. A close-up head shot is needed to confirm.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I agree Chinahead not a good close up of head and face painting I was leaning toward a repro or Emma Clear look at her other photo of this China . I question eye painting . Almost need to hold her to tell for sure so hard to know without holding her . It is so well done that if a repro I lean to Emma . What do you think of her eyes ? Her other doll is antique which makes me wonder if this is also Just could never say for sure except eye painting , if we had touch and hold on site it would help :-)
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/170594-anyone-know-what-this-is-i-would-love-t?in=user
      I am not convinced a repro yet are you ?
    6. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      My honest opinion after studying this example, but obviously without holding her, is that its a very fine reproduction of a much coveted ca. 1840's bun china head. From the moment I saw this doll, I was leaning towards a repro. I'd say you're 100% correct Manikin, the facial painting is more than likely by Emma Clear. The eyes and brows are very Clear-esque and painted by a skilled artist. That's not to say she's a valueless. Many Clear examples can command impressive prices, this one is very well done and has an especially appealing early hairstyle. This doll, though not antique in my opinion, would be considered vintage and was most likely made around the mid-to-late 1940's.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I believe we agree chinaheads on her leaning toward Emma Clear , being a excellent repro but would like to hold her . Emma Clear did some fantastic repro's . This is one I would have to hold and could tell without question . Excellent painting but just not right for the period . I had one years ago a original and I wonder if I sill have a photo of her some where.
    8. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      Exactly Manikin, the painting is of a high quality, and done by a skilled painter, but not of a painter from the 1840's. Wow you owned one, share a photo if you can please.
    9. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      Here's a genuine c.1840's china head with the same hairstyle: http://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/798531-.jpg
    10. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Yes I had one :-) I had the photo on here but deleted all my posts because they were being used by other sites , I can't find photo in pc but will look for it ok I have so many photos it might take a bit it was a photo of most of my collection in a cabinet . My favorite was and still is the Biedermeier
      I wish I never would have sold her I had 2 one was 28 inches tall a real beauty .
    11. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      What do you mean your posts were being used by other sites Manikin?

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