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Large Early Izannah Walker Cloth Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$8,813$7,500

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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Large Early Izannah Walker Cloth Doll, Central Falls, Rhode Island, mid 19th century, prototype for the Walker dolls of the 1860-70s, molded and painted features, large brown shaded eyes, closed mouth, two corkscrew curls in front of ears, (breaks and damage at neck reveal layer of padding traditional to Walker production), cloth body, unpainted limbs, separately stitched thumb, bare undelineated feet, cotton dress and apron, ht. 27 1/2 in.

Literature: Bristol, p. 122.

Note: Maurine collected and researched Izannah Walker dolls; her notes list this large doll as an early prototype.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Walker Cloth Doll, Rhode Island, Walker dolls, Walker , Dolls