German china doll’s head, features painted on in enamel over glaze. Right shoulder missing. This would have been attached to a stuffed fabric body with ceramic limbs.
Two tiny china dolls’ heads, which would have been attached to fabric bodies with ceramic limbs.
A cup from a dolls’ tea set. It has been in a destructor. Discarded in London; dumped in Essex.
Bisque German doll’s head in flesh colour, with features painted on.
Dolls’ heads with the features painted on. A numeral, possibly the batch number, is visible on the doll on the left, where the shoulder has broken away.
Doll’s head (face missing), viewed from the rear, showing the maker’s mark at the bottom and aperture at the top of the head, where the hair would have been attached to its setting.
Painted doll’s head, with upper chest section broken off.
The baby doll on the right has survived a destructor, although it has become encrusted with iron oxide and other residue of burning.
Heads from tiny statuettes (ornaments or toys). The one on the left has been lightly coloured.
Bisque doll’s head in skin tones with painted-on lips and eyelashes. German.
German-made doll’s head with under-glaze pink blush and enamel-on-glaze hair and features. The body would have been fabric, the limbs ceramic.
Lids of a miniature vase or dish and a tureen from a dolls’ dinner service. Plain glazed ceramic.
Ceramic body of a prepubescent female (doll). The arms and head were separate parts.
Small doll’s head with painted features and yellow hair. A tin or other ferrous metal object has rusted next to this item in the ground, leaving a thick residue of iron oxide stains on the face.
Childhood objects from labourers’ rubbish in Kent. Top: nursery rhyme mugs with verses from The House that Jack Built. Green and Brown transfer-print, pearlware, Staffordshire, c. 1840? Centre: alphabet mugs and a tiny doll, with part of a doll’s plate and...