Antique Porcelain Dolls

March 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Antique & Vintage Toys

Antique porcelain dolls are an object that is collected and displayed and the value of antique porcelain dolls depends on many factors.

The price of antique porcelain dolls is contingent upon the quality. There is a distinction between a true antique and vintage. A vintage porcelain doll is one from the 1940s and after while an antique porcelain doll is a doll made before the 1930s.

One major concern with antique porcelain dolls is how to properly clean them. In order to determine if cleaning is safe to do, test an area such as the bottom of the feet. The cleaning solution should be a gentle dishwashing liquid on a soft cloth. Careful attention must be paid not to get any of the cleaning solution on the wig or hair because this can loosen the glue. A can of compressed air can rid the doll from dust without damaging. Soiled clothing can usually be hand washed with diluted Oxy-Clean or Woolite. Also, antique porcelain dolls must be properly stored in a moisture-proof container in order to maintain the quality. If value is the collector’s goal, the dolls should be kept in their original boxes to maximize their value.

Antique porcelain dolls are often found at estate sales or auctions as well as online auctions like the dolls listed below.