Despite their fragile nature, antique china dolls are treasured by serious doll collectors and children alike.

These classic playthings made from glazed white porcelain were initially popularized in Europe during the 1700s.

The term also may include three-dimensional dolls and their costumes that are made exclusively of paper.

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In Europe, china was first made around 1710 at the Meissen factory near Dresden, Germany, for household objects and figurines.

Eventually, major deposits of clay throughout the Thuringia region would make Germany a center for porcelain production.

However, most porcelain manufacturers only produced doll parts as a small segment of their business.

By the 19th century, porcelain had become the favored material for doll heads, and starting in the 1830s, high-quality china dolls hit the market.

Our toy collection gives endless pleasure and is growing steadily.