Bisque dolls, commonly but incorrectly usually referred to as porcelain dolls, were an innovation in the late 1860s. Up to that time, dolls made of porcelain were all glazed (commonly referred to as china dolls). Bisque dolls allowed a more realistic skin tone. Antique bisque dolls at first had leather or cloth bodies, then composition bodies. Today, bisque dolls are too breakable and expensive to be made as play dolls and are only made for the collector market.
A little china or bisque costume doll. I think it is Irish and the clothes are velvet and silk, It's a boy as he's wearing knee breeches he's, anyway he's stay'n.
ON SALE Jennie June Bisque China Doll Head 1950s - Edit Listing - Etsy