Tuesday, December 2, 2008

China Dolls

One of the childhood memories almost every little girl may have, is one of a China Doll. I think my first reaction to hearing about them were a bit about confusion, I thought they were oriental dolls! And what made them special over any other nations representation? Or, at least, it was something like that.


My two ladies were recently purchased at a flea market, they are not old but actually reproductions. The important, defining thing about China Dolls is the hairstyle.
Whether it's styled in a snood, a Apollo's knot (it is, what it is, think upper space) or simply waved with a part down the center. A specialist can date the China doll by the hair. Breast plates and quality of china are also observed when valuing these dolls.

Most China Dolls were never marked. C&G Design.


3 comments:

tina said...

I did not know the hair is the defining characteristic. They are so pretty and shiny. I don't think any little girl would play with them-just look at them. What will you do with yours?

Jean said...

Dawn, you will have to add a room to make room for all your dolls.

Skeeter said...

My mom has a china doll and I think her hair is like the one with the dark color. Not sure though as I have not see her in a while....