The Victoria heirloom porcelain doll
Celebrate the fine art of porcelain doll-making
In the middle years of the nineteenth century Europe was swept by a craze that endures to this very day. Porcelain doll collecting. It started in Germany, where ceramic-makers first mastered the art of creating life-like, articulated figurines made entirely of china. Before long, every well-to-do little girl across the continent wanted one of her very own.