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Large Early Papier-mache Lady Doll with Unusual Hair Style

Auction:
2196
Lot:
358
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

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

Description:

Large Early Papier-mache Lady Doll with Unusual Hair Style, Germany, c. 1810, brown painted eyes, closed mouth, feathered light eyebrows, sharp nose and features, unusual molded head with three tufted curls in front of exposed ears, braided bun at back of head (some wear and age discoloration to finish), traditional milliner's model style kid body, wooden lower limbs, yellow painted slippers, white cotton dress (heavily melting at sleeves and skirt), ht. 33 in.

Literature: John Darcy Noble, A Treasury of Beautiful Dolls, p. 20 illustrates this doll.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

Germany, unusual molded head , Beautiful Dolls, John Darcy Noble, Hairstyle