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Swinging Grodnertal Shell Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$1,645$1,400

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

Description:

Swinging Grodnertal Shell Doll, Continental, c. 1835, peg-wooden doll with painted features and carved ringlets, kicking legs portraying motion, in shell-adorned summer dress and bonnet, seated in a vine swing with outstretched arms grasping shell-flower tendrils (minor shell loss), doll approx. ht. 4, housed in tall round glass dome, overall ht. 14 in.
Estimate $400-600