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Porcelain Dolls, Just For Show?

Mar 15, 2008
Porcelain dolls are used as a fancy item for display in glass shelves and show cases. Earlier kids used these dolls as a play item. Now more and more sophisticated toy figures which make sounds and that dance to music are widely available. Naturally kids are attracted to those types of dolls. Porcelain dolls can be made attractive by costumes such as skirts, pants, tops, small shoes and gowns. A variety of costumes can be created by using ideas and creativity. Items needed for dresses for ceramic figures are available at the craft shops. You can make dresses for toy figures from the old clothes taken out of old fancy dresses. You should do some amount of stitching to make beautiful clothes. Porcelain dolls are very much popular among young girls and kids. They are available in different sizes, shapes and costumes.

Their lovely shape and beauty are so irresistible, that every one likes to own them. Many people want to buy ceramic figures which are antique. While buying antique ceramic figures, one should look for quality. Better quality antique ceramic figures will have a higher price in the market. One can reach them through auction stores which are widely available either online or offline.

Porcelain dolls are available in different sizes and shapes which may be a kid wearing a fancy costume or it may sometimes represent your favorite characters. Many people have a hobby of collecting ceramic figures. It has become an addiction to collect porcelain toy figures for many women. Most of the times they are hand made and hence there is a great demand for it. Many popular antique ceramic figures are duplicated and are available in the market. One who is involved in antique collections of porcelain dolls should be able to identify the real ones from the duplicate ones. Antique ceramic figures are expensive and one should not get fooled by taking the duplicate ones.

Porcelain toy figures are lovely things to present someone on an occasion. While choosing porcelain doll for gifting one select one which is trendy or which represent some particular culture. One should take extreme care while handling ceramic figures because they are very delicate items. Always touch their faces with a clean hand for not leaving the finger prints on the face. These fragile ceramic figures shouldn't be given to younger children to play and adequate supervision should be made when kids handle these types of dolls.

Though porcelain dolls were considered an item belonged to past, lots of manufactures are making ceramic figures. These manufactures target those people who have interest or hobby of collecting porcelain toy figures. Another group of people decorates their homes with these dolls. Antique ceramic figures are pretty expensive for collectors so manufactures develop toy figures which resemble antique dolls.

These toy figures are of course cheaper than the antiques. Small handmade porcelain dolls are available which is termed as Miniature porcelain toy figures. They are mainly created for doll houses and decorations. One can make miniature porcelain dolls by themselves. For that ready to build kits are available. With out the kit one can make porcelain toy figures with mould and liquid porcelain and using a bit of talent and creativity.
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