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Poured Wax Portrait Lady Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
320
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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

Description:

Poured Wax Portrait Lady Doll, England, c. 1860, named Amelie Eugenie, inset blue glass eyes, heavy lids, shapely closed mouth, deep sloping shoulders, inset blonde mohair wig, cloth body, wax arms almost to shoulders, wax lower legs to above knees, blue silk and net lace original outfit (frail), seated in an old wicker chair with tufted pink silk upholstery, ht. 24 in.

Literature: Jo Elizabeth Gerken, Wonderful Dolls of Wax, p. 93, plate 60; Gerkin records the doll as having the Joseph Evans & Sons mark, the name Amelie Eugenie, and "an indefinite French appearance."
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

United Kingdom, chair , Wonderful Dolls of Wax, Jo Elizabeth Gerken, Joseph Evans & Sons