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 Porcelain leg, brown enamel boot and a blue bow made of Continental European hard paste porcelain. 3.75cm x 1cm - from 18MO609. Doll example on right from a private collection.


Site: 18MO609 Jackson Homestead

Context: African-American farmstead of Malinda Jackson, (destroyed by fire), c. 1860 to c. 1915

Site Date Range: c. 1800 - 1915

Materials: Continental European hard paste porcelain and paint.

Dimensions: 3.75cm x 1cm.

Description: Porcelain leg, brown enamel boot and a blue bow.

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). The boot or heeled shoe generally dates to the late 19th or early 20th centuries (King 1981:298).