Few of the companies that made china heads labeled their products with identifying logos or marks. Years later, because doll collectors could not always identify the maker of a doll, they named their dolls according to their hairstyles. Some styles names derived from the famous individuals who made the style popular, people like Dolley Madison, Jenny Lind, Queen Victoria, and Mary Todd Lincoln. Other terms were more a description of the style itself- high brow, low brow, spill curls, and curly top. Other terms have more mysterious origins. This particular hairstyle is known as Sophia Smith.


  • Title: Doll head:Sophia Smith
  • Date Created: ca. 1840
  • Location: Germany
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: China
  • Object ID: 73.401

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps