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Molded and painted bisque porcelain doll head and shoulders. 18BC80Molded and painted bisque porcelain doll head and shoulders. 18BC80 The archaeological example may be similar to this privately owned doll (shown on right), marked “16.30”.  Doll height: 10.0”

  The archaeological example may be similar to this privately   
owned doll, marked “16.30”.  Doll height: 10.0”   

Site: 18BC80  Privy 19A01

Context: Brick lined privy, Lot 71. Privy associated either with African-American or German immigrant neighborhood.

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

Materials: Painted bisque porcelain.

Dimensions:

Description: Molded and painted bisque porcelain doll head. Flattened and open area on back of head for attachment of hair. Impressed numbers 16.0 on reverse. Painted eyebrows and eyelashes

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)