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Small Early Shell Doll Holding a Dog

Auction:
2196
Lot:
23
Sold for:
$1,528$1,300

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

Description:

Small Early Shell Doll Holding a Dog, Continental, probably early 19th century, wax shoulder head with with painted features (one shell eye remains), fabric hat over cotton wool wig, the woman wearing a long draped dress totally covered in tiny brown seeds or shells with white apron covered in petal-shaped slivers of mother-of-pearl, standing on a shell-covered base, holding a small shell-covered spaniel-type dog, (minimal shell loss), ht. 7; housed in an oblong footed wooden-based tapered glass dome, overall 5 x 10 x 12 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

wax shoulder head , English Springer Spaniel, Projectiles