The "Ellis Island Collection"
Ellis Island Collection is a collection of
turn-of-the-century replica dolls with beautifully
featured, porcelain faces. These dolls are dressed in
historically accurate, detailed clothing. These are
dolls to be cherished and adored.
Each exquisitely detailed porcelain doll comes with
its own stand. Fully dressed in clothing reminiscent
of the late 1800's to early 1900's immigrants.
Complete with accouterments as pictured. Includes
certificate of authenticity.
Porcelain is a ceramic material
made by heating selected and refined materials,
often including clay in the form of kaolinite, to
high temperatures. The raw materials for porcelain,
when mixed with water, form a plastic body that can
be worked to a required shape before firing in a
kiln at temperatures between 1200°C and 1400°C. The
toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain
arise mainly from the formation at high temperatures
of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired
Porcelain was named after its resemblance to the
white, shiny cowry, called in old Italian porcella
(little pig), because the curved shape of its upper
surface resembles the curve of a pig's back.
Properties associated with porcelain include low
permeability, high strength, hardness, glassiness,
high durability, whiteness, translucence, resonance,
brittleness, high resistance to the passage of
electricity, high resistance to chemical attack,
high resistance to thermal shock and high
elasticity.For the purposes of trade, the Combined Nomenclature
of the European Communities defines porcelain as
being "completely vitrified, hard, impermeable (even
before glazing), white or artificially coloured,
translucent (except when of considerable thickness)