China Head Doll

“China head” doll circa 1860 – 1880 belonging to Mrs. W.F. Fredeman. The head and hands of this doll are made of porcelain, but her feet are clay, suggesting they might have broken and been replaced. The doll’s body is stuffed with sawdust. Dolls of this type generally came from France or Germany, which has been famous for making high-quality dolls since the 15th century.