This 16.5’’ tall antique china head doll was made in 1850s by the Schlaggenwald firm. This company produced china head dolls and was located on the territory of which is now Czech Republic. There is one more opinion about which company made these dolls. Some reputable doll people think these kinds of dolls were made in England circa 1850s out of soft paste with less glass in the clay mixture. After my own research I think this doll was made by Schlaggenwald firm. She represents a young girl with round full face, molded shoulder plate with six holes. Two of these holes are on the side of her each shoulder.The doll wears her original human hair wig, has beautifully painted face with blue eyes and rosy cheeks. Her head has three holes for wig attachment. The shoulder head is in perfect condition without any damage or repair.
Her early kid leather body fits her well and could be original to the doll. This doll’s arms are original china arms typical for Schlaggenwald Chinas. The right thumb is repaired.
Her batiste cotton dress and underwear might be original to the doll. If not, then it’s definitely an antique. She wears brown leather antique boots, replacement socks and a white bonnet.
This rare and unusual china will make any doll collector proud to have her in their collection!
Antique Schlaggenwald China Head Doll with Original Body and China Arms