Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly!

Pam Huff

November 12, 2017

Recently found on the shoreline, I initially thought this was the handle of a tea cup.  Once washed off (and with the proper glasses!) I determined that it was the arm of a doll. Note the small indication of cupped fingers. The term china doll is used to refer only to glazed porcelain dolls. Dolls that have a matte finish where the skin tone was more life-like are considered bisque dolls. Initially made as children’s toys, china/bisque dolls later became collectibles. In the USA, there was a resurgence of china/bisque dolls after World War II, in the 1940’s and 50’s. So this little piece of history is likely decades old.

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