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so i'm organizing/decluttering, TQC, and i ran across this little ceramic doll.







DK/DC where i got it--don't even remember acquiring it. the only thing i can tell about it is it seems to be somewhat posable--the legs can bend so you can set it up to "sit".

but i'd like to know more about it so i know if it's worth listing on ebay. is this a collectible of any kind? a rare one? any idea what company even made it or how old it is? any info at all?

thanks in advance!
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[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2012-12-18 07:32 am (UTC)

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i don't know what it is exactly but I know that my ex's mother had a load of them. I think they might be something from the late eighties/nineties. I doubt it's a collectible; I think it's just a style of doll that used to be popular with people who collect dolls. I'm not 100% sure though.

EDIT "porcelain jester doll" returns a lot of similar dolls. I think it's a jester doll and there are loads on ebay selling for around $10. Maybe you could find someone who knew a lot about jester dolls/harlequin dolls?

Edited at 2012-12-18 07:39 am (UTC)
From: 234_am
2012-12-18 07:37 am (UTC)

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I have a doll very similar. I remember having tons of this type but only one 'jester'. I wasnt allowed to play with it. I have no clue if this particular type are worth anything though. If you find its worth big money let me know :-P
[User Picture]From: lierre
2012-12-18 07:47 am (UTC)

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harlequin doll? if it's something special if will probably have a stamp/number/signature somewhere that will get you further, look on the back of the neck/nape maybe?
[User Picture]From: lierre
2012-12-18 07:49 am (UTC)

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or the lower back? not sure how the clothes are attached.
[User Picture]From: spiffle
2012-12-18 08:49 am (UTC)

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I have seen loads of those around, they are cheap so totally not worth re-selling. If it has a stamp however of a company's info it might be worth something depending on the company that made it. If there are no descriptive stamps/markings of any kind then chances are it was $2.
[User Picture]From: lutine
2012-12-18 09:16 am (UTC)

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We had a couple very similar ones in the late 80s also.
[User Picture]From: paige_nevaeh
2012-12-18 10:43 am (UTC)

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It's possessed for sure. I'd lock it away.
[User Picture]From: kindredspirit75
2012-12-18 11:16 am (UTC)

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My sister used to collect these dolls. We called them Harlequins so maybe you can google that?
[User Picture]From: so_plush
2012-12-18 01:44 pm (UTC)

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I had one of those when I was little...I doubt it's worth anything.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-18 02:05 pm (UTC)

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omigod I have one just different colors! I absolutely love it!!

That said, I don't know anything about it.
[User Picture]From: mandab123
2012-12-18 02:30 pm (UTC)

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Harlequins were popular in the early 90's. I had some that looked just like that, I think I got them at the dollar store or won them at a carnival. Probably not worth much of anything.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2012-12-19 04:14 am (UTC)

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It's a harlequin doll, for sure. They have been mass-produced for ages. I remember seeing a lot of them in New Orleans on previous visits.

If it's got any markings at all, you can google...if not, it's just one of the mass-produced ones.
[User Picture]From: madscience
2012-12-19 08:02 am (UTC)

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This is the beginning of a horror movie.