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Manikin's items51 of 58My first doll and Teddy Bear Parian painted eye 1860's-1880's German Doll
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    My "Covered wagon Doll " is a massive 32 in tall a very heavy doll and head all original body . Dates from around 1860's
    2nd doll is a more common Flat top doll again all original body and stands 27" Tall .Dates 1860-1870s. Both are German Made .
    China and Parian dolls are similar in many aspects. Both are made of porcelain with the Parians having a flat finish and china dolls with a shinny glossy finish. Most china dolls were made from 1840 to 1930’s with painted eyes, usually blue, but a few had brown painted or stationary glass eyes. They all had shoulder plate heads that were mounted on fabric bodies. Most had formed hair in styles that reflected the time period
    Amazing these dolls survived as heads could easily break .
    Just a post for showing some difference's in China doll vs Parian .
    I log all my dolls when I buy them for reference and do a photo shoot :-)
    China dolls were made very elaborate with flowers molded in hair to the very most common one called a Low Brow which was made up to 1920's and some into 30's

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    1. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I love these Mani! Also, thanks for the additional information, it adds so much to the appreciation of your dolls!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you rick :-) much appreciated !
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing, Manikin. :)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you katherine :-) always so nice to see you !
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      I have to ask...what is a flat top doll??
    6. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      She is one in white and her hair is flat on top and puffed on sides Bro .
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      It just didn't look that flat to me, so I had to ask.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Very interesting to see these early beautiful dolls, Mani !
      Thank you for your posting :-))
    9. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Great examples in beautiful condition !
    10. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 6 years ago
      MMmm so whats a biscuit doll face?
    11. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      geodejem a what ? you mean bisque ?
    12. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you bladerunner much appreciated :-)
    13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Hey you grew up in a "Covered wagon "...smiling .'-) nice doll... doll
    14. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      and you drove me Roy ! :-)
    15. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      I must of been drunk that night ...I don't recall...'-)
    16. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      It was one of those night Roy when you inhaled to much dust from the speed of wagon and when you rode the horses to hard they came t a quick stop throwing you out of drivers seat . I believe falling on your head caused your amnesia lol
    17. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      lmao....Now I can remember fly out of my fathers brothers truck when he borrow my fathers car to go on his honeymoon..but he fail to tell my father the passenger door fly's open when you take a Conner hard out the door I went nailed a curb 12 stiches later I got an Ice-cream out of that...oh ya those trails were really dusty hot ticket you
    18. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      I imagine when you see one in poor condition you may want to fix it. Is it better to leave some with the scuff marks of time ?
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      You have the best dolls! And they are in perfect condition, it's awesome to see them and with their original clothes too! Have you been able to fix that one doll that was mailed to you all broken up? I imagine that takes so much time if you have to repair them and probably quite frustrating. You must have to tell yourself not to be angry at the seller, it takes way too much energy to be angry and creates creases in the forehead! Ya just have to smile and be thankful that you're not clueless like they are.
    20. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Dolls bkind of freak me out do you believe in haunted dolls . Seen one in a museum in Quesnel British Columbia.
    21. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Share sorry I missed your comment and yes I fixed the one that came mailed :-) I can't believe how some people pack even when I tell them how to pack it . To small a box will always snap off heads . Glad you enjoy seeing some of my collection I am always happy to see you :-)
    22. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      The doll was called mandy and was on a few tv programs about haunted objects.
    23. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Flat on top and puffed on the sides!! Glad you explained that. Brought back memories of an old girlfriend.
    24. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      LOL fhr you cracked me up :-) to funny
    25. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Super Post!!

      You are the Queen of Dolls and Manikins (etc) !! Thank you always for sharing your knowledge!!
    26. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      caperkid no she is not mandy lol maybe a tv show gave the character of a doll that name and I don't believe in haunted dolls anyway wish they would stop that kind of movies , I do thank you for stopping though :-)
    27. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      caperkid this is doll they call mandy and although I don't believe possessed she does not look like these china doll :-)
    28. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Lisa nice to see you as always :-)
    29. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Chinahead :-) So nice to have a fellow China doll collector that appreciates these types of dolls and their history :-)
    30. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      Thanks for identifying the big china doll in the photo I posted. today Her Civil War Era coat was a hint for me too! Lois
    31. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      I had to look at my old posts I thought I had posted mine and so nice to see your photo of her with a little girl :-) These dolls are heavy and their heads are top heavy usually on a cloth body sometime kid leather but they just glued them on in many cases . Hard to imagine how they survived . Thanks for stopping PPC Lois :-)

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