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Bisque porcelain doll arm. 18BC80

Site: 18BC80  Privy 19A01

Context: Brick lined privy, Lot 132. Privy associated either with African-American or German immigrant neighborhood.

Site Date Range: Late 19th to early 20th century 

Materials: Bisque porcelain

Dimensions: 1.00” length

Description: Bisque porcelain doll arm.

History: Most inexpensive porcelain doll parts found in America were manufactured in Germany. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that porcelain became inexpensive enough to be used for large-scale doll production (King 1981:287)