Dating antique china head dolls
Blonde-haired china dolls became more prevalent at the end of the 1800s.The glaze gives the doll a characteristic glossy appearance.
Colloquially the term china doll is used to refer only glazed porcelain dolls.
A typical china doll has a glazed porcelain head with painted molded hair and a body made of cloth or leather.
The earliest china dolls often depicted grown women.
From approximately the 1850s on, child-like china dolls became popular.
The examples shown here were marketed by A A Importing Company of St. This company was founded in 1934 as a dealer in kerosene lamp parts and is still in business today.