I’ve quite a few vintage doll heads and other doll parts in the store and have a lot more to add in once I have the time. Some of the antique doll parts are tiny and mostly dug up from old doll factories in Germany. This one is quite a large one — so not from a miniature doll and it seems to be unmarked but I don’t think it is German.
I think people use the smaller doll parts to make things — artwork, jewellery or as an antique element in the new doll. They’re also good to have around just as they are and make interesting keepsakes in their own peculiar little way. Bigger ones, like the doll in the picture are good on a shelf or desk — just sitting there, looking intriguingly strange. People always want to pick them up and have a look at them, so they’re a sure-fire talking point.