Antique China Doll

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Denver, CO USA
Description from user:

Antique China Doll with cloth body, China head/shoulders, arms/hands and legs/feet. Doll is 26” tall with black hair painted on head. It was given to me 75 years ago.

It was given to me 75 years ago and it has been in the cedar chest since then. Never exhibited that I know of.

Answered within 4 days
Dec 08, 14:54 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$240 - $320 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
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It is a beautiful antique doll. Such antique toys are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The doll is a lovely shoulder head doll made of china. It was made in the late 1800s around 1870-1880 when this doll style was in fashion. The body was either made of linen or fine leather, the lower arms and legs could be made of china too. This type of doll was made in both Germany, England and Denmark. Without any marks or numbers on the back of the dolls head it is difficult to determine the manufacturer, however I would say that your doll was probably made in Germany where there was a very large toys industry.
When appraising dolls like this the condition is very important and any chips, hairlines or cracks decreases the value. The fact that the lower leg is restored infects the value of the doll. The more original clothes that is still intact the better.

The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online antique dolls auction, where I believe the shoulderhead doll has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the antique doll. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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