I can`t resist to post a photo of an absolutely scarce, outstanding and exquisite half doll made by the Älteste (Aelteste) Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur (Oldest Volkstedter Porcelain Manufactory), even though she is not in my collection (sigh!). This “dream in lace” is in the collection of my friends from Tulsa/OK. What a fantastic find! The lace trimmed half doll in the second photo was likewise made by the Älteste Volkstedt. These intricately decorated half dolls with white lace trimmings have been a specialty of this still existing Thuringian porcelain manufacturer. They are coming rarely up for sale, particularly with fairly intact laces. The delicate laces are made of porcelain-soaked fabrics. When fired in the kiln, the high temperature hardens the porcelain and the fabric dissolves.
This half doll portays PRINCESSE DE LAMBALLE