Pot Head Doll

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Date:1914 - 1918 (c.)

Description:This doll was made in Staffordshire during World War I (1914 - 1918).

Imported German dolls were not available during the war, and some English porcelain factories made doll heads to fill the gap left in the market.

This doll's head is of poorer quality than its German or French counterparts. It has blue glass eyes and a mohair wig. Its body, legs and feet are made from fabric. Its composition arms are fixed to the body with metal rivets.


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