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Early Carved Wooden Articulated Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
306
Sold for:
$2,233$1,900

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

Description:

Early Carved Wooden Articulated Doll, Germany, c. 1820, small delicate face, brown painted eyes, eyelash dots, single-stroke brows, rosy coloring, pierced ears (pendants missing, small nose and chin rub), very high forehead, painted black tendrils surround face, remains of wig cap, fully articulated wood body jointed at shoulder, elbow, hips, and knees, (left thumb chipped), bust, lower arms and legs painted, red slippers, in original chemise and corset with gauze lace and light blue silk ribbon trim, ht. 11 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Germany, Chemise, Corset, Foundation garments