The biggest craze in Porcelain

The biggest craze in Porcelain

I remember when I was growing up, my grandmother used to get me a different porcelain doll for each and every holiday. I was quite young when this began, seen the movie “Toys” and grew a deep fear towards these dolls. My mom insisted on putting them on stands in an order that felt like I was being watched by the dolls, ridiculous I know, but very real to the 7 year old I was. One day I took all of the dolls and put them up my attic, never to be seen again. Sadly, when we moved to our new home, the dolls were never recovered from the attic and were gone forever. Some porcelain dolls are actually worth quite a bit of money these days and that has me wonderful ‘what ever happened to my dolls?’

For a long time, porcelain dolls have been the most commonly purchased porcelain item out there. The dolls come in many different styles, shapes and colors. At one point, you can even have one of these dolls made to look just like you. Very creepy, but to each their own. The dolls are actually quite expensive and that is because of the uniqueness that each artist puts into the doll during its creation.

The most valuable porcelain dolls are the ones made from something called ‘Bisque’ porcelain. This is the most delicate, flawless and smooth porcelains out there. Anyone who has one of these dolls would benefit by having it priced by someone who knows a lot about these dolls. I guess porcelain doll collecting will continue to be popular among children for a long time, but unfortunately I won’t be including my daughter in this trend.