Minerva Tin Head Doll

The Juno metal head and  Minerva tin head doll was an effort by the doll industry to produce a doll that did not break as easily as the china head dolls or the bisque head dolls.  They had features of the china head dolls with short curly hair of the the 1890s  and the blown glass eyes of the German bisque dolls.  Painted in flesh tones, the doll did stand the test of time with a few dents and rust spots.  the doll his Minerva head had the most lovely blue blown glass eyes that it was a shame to leave her chipped  and in the drawer.

Minerva Tin Head Doll

Some heads had very simple designs with painted eyes and mouth

Minerva Tin Head Doll

Back view with short curls

Minerva Tin Head Doll

Simple cloth body

Minerva Tin Head Doll

Typical wear and tear of Minerva tin head doll

Minerva Tin Head after

After repair and restoration


Another sample of a restored Minerva with teeth

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