Here are China Head Doll collector and expert
tips for identifying vintage reproduction
All photos shown are reproduction China head dolls
Antique China dolls won't have fine crazing in the glaze that many reproduction dolls have (1st photo, bottom left head).
2) The quality of the porcelain body is more
like fine China in the antique dolls. The lesser quality reproduction dolls often are
made of a softer pottery like material.
3) Antique China's often have small black
specks embedded in the glaze, it is dust that settled on them during
the firing process, and is known/called "peppering".
Paint is applied with a sure quick consistent flow of color on the
antique China heads. The reproduction dolls are usually painted in a less polished
and more hesitant way.
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Virtu Doll, Wild Rose Cottage Antiques, the China Doll experts,
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