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Molded and painted bisque porcelain doll head and shoulder fragments. 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: Painted bisque porcelain.

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Description: Molded and painted bisque porcelain doll head and shoulder fragments.  Impressed “64/0” on reverse.

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)