The Doll Collectors Biography Too - Cool beauty is not her only attraction...
Okay, Folks, I may have listings up on eBay, I list dolls, doll clothes and doll furniture, and some other stuff.
...the serene china
...doll with the
faded red dress never leaves the bedroom. Singled out from the other
china head dolls...she is one of the babies I will not part with.
Cool beauty is not her only attraction.
She was given to me
by my husband for a birthday long forgotten. Receiving her as a gift
from someone who really did not understand why old soiled disheveled
dolls kept invading his home...was probably one of the few times I
have ever been left speechless...and was never able to convey how
much this gift touched my heart.
She has retired to
her old red wooden childs chair...and though she was probably
"created" sometime during the 1860-1880 period. I like to
think of her as a survivor of the Civil War. She is a stately 28"
with a cloth body and leather arms. I have always preferred China
head dolls with this type of body...as china limbs can be
reproduced...and some are excellent.
I will just quote the article pinned to her when purchased. "Early French Paper-mache doll. Solid dome shoulder-head, set dark pupiless glass eyes, open mouth with two rows of split bamboo teeth, pierced nostrils, black painted pate with nailed on human hair wig, kid body. Circa 1840." Very heavy...very homely...very desirable to my nurturing nature.
Not all dolls I have acquired have been in a presentable condition.
Here is my take on selecting vintage/antique dolls "selecting dolls page"
eBay is an excellent website for "value" information about dolls, or most anything else for that matter--however, to see what something has sold for, registration is required, so if you are looking for past sales of any particular doll, please register.