Dating antique china head dolls
During the 20th century, dolls became increasingly popular as collectibles.The earliest dolls were made from available materials such as clay, stone, wood, bone, ivory, leather, or wax.There are stories from ancient Greece around 100 AD that show that dolls were used by little girls as playthings. Dolls have been found in the graves of Roman children.Like children today, the younger members of Roman civilization would have dressed their dolls according to the latest fashions.Dolls are frequently handed down from mother to daughter.Akuaba are wooden ritual fertility dolls from Ghana and nearby areas.
They have been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as elaborate art.
When Greek and Roman girls got married they would dedicate their doll to a goddess.
Traditional dolls are sometimes used as children's playthings, but they may also have spiritual, magical and ritual value.
Tailored dress of classic black & white/ golden hair, styled in an upswept high ponytail w/ softly curled tendrils & black bow accent/ blue-gray eyes/ nails are painted in a French manicure/ black shiny patent shoes/ certificate hand-signed by Marie.
Gold-colored silk, lace & embroidery accents adorning her dress/ the names of each member of the famous Osmond family are embroidered around the hem/ Featured on her Certificate of Authenticity are the signatures of each of Olive & Georges nine children, which are Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie & Jimmy.