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.

Shortly before and after World War II the company's focus changed and they became importers of crystal, art glass and porcelain. The blonde doll heads shown here were probably marketed by A A Importing Company after the end of World War 2. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the e Bay User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.They range in size from more than 30" (76 cm) tall to 1 inch (2.5 cm).Antique china dolls were predominantly produced in Germany, approximately between 18.A china doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of glazed porcelain.