|Wax Religious or Devotional doll, 18th c, Antique Doll Collector Magazine|
|Wax, attributedd to Rohmer, Theriault's.com|
Some of the oldest known existing examples of dolls have been found made of wax, There are three basic types of wax dolls.
Ancient-1800s Poured Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, hair is inserted into the head, have molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollow poured limbs, sometimes marked on shoulder plate.
1800-1900s Wax Over Dolls are made of clear wax, molded hair or wigged, no molded eyelids and solid limbs.
1860-1890 Reinforced Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, wigged, molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollowed poured limbs.