||[Dec. 17th, 2012|11:26 pm]
|||||Loreena McKennitt, "The Palace"||]|
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!
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)
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
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?
or the lower back? not sure how the clothes are attached.
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.
We had a couple very similar ones in the late 80s also.
It's possessed for sure. I'd lock it away.
My sister used to collect these dolls. We called them Harlequins so maybe you can google that?
I had one of those when I was little...I doubt it's worth anything.
omigod I have one just different colors! I absolutely love it!!
That said, I don't know anything about it.
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.
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.
This is the beginning of a horror movie.