During Raleigh DeGeer Amyx's Many Years of Collecting, as an historian, he was often privileged to meet other Collectors with Extraordinary Taste - in areas unrelated to those Mr. Amyx had been previously collecting in. And they often shared, in some depth, their acquired knowledge with him. Thus, about a quarter of a century ago, Mr. Amyx ventured into the arena of Porcelain Doll Collecting. These stunning examples, of 1880's Porcelain Dolls, will be explained in further detail below.
A RADIANT EXAMPLE OF A VICTORIAN FEMALE DOLL - ATTIRED IN BURGUNDY SILK AND TRIMMED IN INTRICATE LACE
Pictured above is a 26" Armand-Marseille Köppels-dorf Thürmigia Radiant Female Porcelain Doll - Circa 1880. Take Special Note of the Gorgeous Velvet Burgundy Wearing Apparel; Trimmed with Multiple Pieces of Radiant Satin as well as Exquisite Lacework. The Angelic 26" Girl is Wearing an Elegant Hat Encompassing her Golden Hair with Long Braids; Extending Down 3/4 of the Length of the Front.
VICTORIAN CHILD EMBRACES HER DOLL
Examples of Exceptional Beauty are the below featured German-Made Porcelain Dolls of the 1880’s. Pictured at lower left, is a 21" Armand-Marseille Köppels-dorf Thürmigia scarce Male Doll – of German manufacture - 1880’s. Note the Handsome Boy’s Beautiful Green Velvet Raiment topped off with Laced Collar. A Green Velvet Cap Rests on Top of the Handsome little Boy’s Head.
EXQUISITE PORCELAIN DOLLS - VICTORIAN ERA - CIRCA 1880'S
At upper right is a 23" Simon & Halbig Gräfenhain Thürmigia – 1880's German Porcelain Doll. The Beautiful Young Girl is Attired in a Classy Purple Velvet Raiment with Bonnet and Matching Cape. There is Exquisite Lace Detail Highlighting the Entire Front as well as the Bottom of her Gorgeous Outfit. It is Topped Off with a Center of Intricate Lace. Note the Exquisite Velvet Cape Effect Surrounding her Delicate Shoulders. And Resting on her Delicate Head is a Beautiful Bonnet with Delicate Feathers and Intricate Interior Lace Detail.
ADORABLE CHILD EMBRACES
HER VICTORIAN DOLL - CIRCA 1880
Currently all Victorian Porcelain Dolls are in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. Each has been in The Collection for 25 plus years. In the future they may be shared with another collector of note.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010