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Continental European hard paste porcelain doll with top half missing, from 18HA148.Continental European hard paste porcelain doll with top half missing, from 18HA148.

 

Site: 18HA148 Harford Furnace

Context: Ironworker’s Housing, c. 1830s-1880s

Materials: Continental European hard paste porcelain

Dimensions: 47 mm length

Description: Doll with top half missing. Most inexpensive porcelain doll parts found in America were manufactured in Germany. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that porcelain became inexpensive enough to be used for large-scale doll production (King 1981:287).

Lot  464