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Large Montanari Poured Wax Doll in Original Clothing

Auction:
2196
Lot:
321
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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

Description:

Large Montanari Poured Wax Doll in Original Clothing, England, c. 1860s, cobalt blue glass eyes, remains of inset lashes and eyebrows, turned-up nose, deep philtrum, ash blonde inset human hair, shoulder head on cloth body, large wax limbs (repaired left hand, crack to left leg), original blue silk faille dress with cream-colored piping and fringed trim (some staining), ruched lace confection of a bonnet, ht. 28 in.

Literature: John Darcy Noble, Selected Writings, illustrations pp. 81-2, identified as Montanari with provenance from the daughter of the first Lord Holden; Alice K. Early, English Dolls, p. 110; formerly collection of Dorothy Dixon and Winnie Langley.
Estimate $1,800-2,500

Keywords

United Kingdom, John Darcy Noble, English Dolls, Alice K. Early, Dorothy Dixon, Winnie Langley, Cobalt