He is CIRCA 1870, with his short, EXPOSED EAR hairstyle. A blond.....we are all charmed by a blond. Perhaps, all those girls in your doll case would like a boy to flirt with....
This CHINA BOY looks like a French paint artist to me....with his circa 1870 Long Cotton Shirt and velvet pants with striped cotton socks. I can see him next to an easel...painting all the beautiful girls.
Condition: Overall excellent. The shoulder head is free of hairlines, cracks, repairs. Minor paint wear to the back of the head. Kid body with bisque lower arms. One thumb missing. Normal age related wear. A partial paper label on chest.