Sunday, September 20, 2009

Real YesterYear Dolls

Researching this morning.Love to step back in time, I came across these wonderful images
Wanted to share them !! Have a Good Day Hugs to All Sherrie

Queen Anne style doll
1750 or earlierEnglandWooden head, torso, legs and forearms, cloth upper armsDressed in a 19th-century gown withbeaded and embroidered cap (1850?)Courtesy of Mary Alice Thacke

The majority of antique dolls found today were manufactured from 1830 and on, although dolls representing adults from the 17th and 18th century are rarely found. Most of the very early dolls were made in England by individual craftsmen who carved the dolls of wood, painted their features, and also costumed the dolls. Collectors call the wood dolls from England from the 18th and early 19th centuries "Queen Anne" dolls, which is somewhat confusing, since Queen Anne's reign ended in 1714! These dolls, in good to excellent condition, are extremely rare, and cost from about $1,500 for an early 19th century doll, to over $40,000 for dolls made in the late 17th century (very few have survived--less than 30 by some reports).
china dolls are one of my favorites, I have two and just love them.

6 comments:

Art4Sol said...

I especially like the Queen Ann style...great collection!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I've got quite a few chinas and I love them dearly...French Fashions too. Especially love Izannahs. My chinas are always nekked because as soon as I make a dress for them I tend to become greedy and sell it right off their backs. But that way I get to make a new one!! Which means I have to go shopping and buy new fabric. Yum.

JKW said...

I love your history lessons - especially because they are about dolls. I love research, with a history degree, it has been fun and informative over the years and goes with the genealogy research. I love that you also research and share. Thank you. Blessings, Janet

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Hi Art4Sol
Queen Ann style dolls are one of my favorite also.
I have to say Izanna Walker style are my very favorite.I am looking forward to making one soon,Don't think I'll show pictures but at least will jump in and way outta my box and try:)

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Thank You Robin,,I love to read histry, serach history and to share histry, I get so excited about learning a new nugget of history I have to share, I feel having a under standing in some thing we like to do helps us to grow.I LOVE your blog and all ways come away learning some thing new, and Just love enjoying your awesome dolls!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Janet thanks so much my friend..
I believe history is a strong foundation to just about any thing we do in life..For me especially for different type of dolls, I always seem to research /Study the dolls I so badly want to create .Which is Historical Handmade..One Day I will :)!

WOW I am always amazed at those who do genealogy ..
Iam adopted and even have my original birth certificate, I found genealogy very hard:)