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Early Gutta Percha Lady Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
359
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

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

Description:

Early Gutta Percha Lady Doll, probably America, c. 1840s, black pupil-less painted eyes, lower eyelashes angle outward, upper lashes toward center of head, closed red-toned mouth in slight smile, exposed ears, dark molded hair falling into curls behind ears onto shoulder plate, suggestion of wire at lower edge as on mystery linen head dolls with same eyelash painting, (light nick on nose, some chipping on shoulder back, minor to front), cloth body, kid arms with separate fingers (breaks on hands), fine red wool princess-line dress with pleating detail and black buttons down back, early kid slippers, ht. 18 1/2 in.

Literature: Bristol, DOLLS, p. 13.
Estimate $1,800-2,400

Keywords

Eye, Facial hair, Gutta-percha, Pleat, Rubber