What is a Doll?

How long have we had this love affair with Dolls?

Pearls of Wisdom:

New World Dictionary describes a doll as - "a child's toy, puppet, marionette, etc. made to resemble a human being."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Magical Musical Dolls

One of Marie Antoinettes favorite toys was ‘The musician’ a young girl seated at a clavichord, which appeared to play a tune, and she moved to the music.

Medieval and the pre-medieval history of Europe reveal that moving images of one sort or another were constantly billed as novel attractions at fairs, and most of the average population saw such things as mysterious and with suspicion. The Church condemned them as instruments of the devil, and not until the late 17th century did the first mechanical dolls appeared as children's playthings.
But these toys were the province of royal children only. It was an expensive luxury to be sent as a prestige gift to a great noble or distant prince.


  1. Hola Marta,

    Beautiful posts. Beautiful blog indeed!!!

    I love the dresses of the 2 and 3 photos from the bottom.

    It´s a pleasure to read your posts!


  2. Thank you Alberto...I am humbled by your comments.

  3. HUMBLED!!!? Don't you dare!

    Te digo que es precioso lo que haces en tu blog. todos tus posts me encantan. Es un placer visitarlo.

    más besos.