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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Any help identifying the approx age, type of doll and any other helpful info would be much appreciated. This doll has a porcelain head and porcelain feet. The doll appears to be in fairly good shape. Thanks for any help you can give!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      She looks like a reproduction doll not a original doll. I need to see her face better and sitting up . She is a repro Biedermeier China Doll. A china doll that had a wig. The original's are HTF and expensive , But yours is not one .
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Reproduction ,thanks for adding close up of face :-)
    3. dazzler, 6 years ago
      What is the difference between a repro and an original? Thks for your help!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      She was made in a doll making class and they use old doll molds . The blank mold is painted by the student . And they make body from patterns supplied by ceramic studio and you could buy arms and legs and a wig there . She should be signed on back of neck by person who painted her and dated but many did not do that , look under her hair for any markings for me ok .
    5. dazzler, 6 years ago
      I see what you are saying. There is no signature/date etc on her neck, and I can see the glue where the wig was glued on. The hair doesn't lift too high due to the wig being glued down tight. Thanks for the education.

      Do you happen to know the approx date of the doll or is that impossible to tell?
    6. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Hard to say my best guess is 1970's
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      The painting is wrong for her which is first clue. If you look at this one you will see the much more detailed painting and to perfection on eyebrows .
    8. dazzler, 6 years ago
      Yes, there is a definite precision to the authentic doll!
    9. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      I agree with Manikin-the 1970's as an approximate date seems about correct for this reproduction china head. Many artists and home hobbyists signed their work but many also didn't. A signature may be inside the shoulder plate. Just a quick note about the term 'Biedermeier' in reference to china head dolls. It's a word used to describe a certain style of art and interior design primarily in Europe from the early 19th century ending officially around the 1840's. This style pre-dates bald headed china dolls and there's really no connection between the Biedermeier era and these dolls, which were produced a fair bit later in the 19th century.
    10. dazzler, 6 years ago
      Thank you chinaheads. Merry Christmas!
    11. chinaheads chinaheads, 6 years ago
      No worries, Merry Christmas to you too.

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