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Early "Queen Anne" Wooden Lady Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
36
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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Early "Queen Anne" Wooden Lady Doll, England, c. 1735, black glass eyes, single-stroke eyebrows with stylized dots above and below eyebrows and dots for lashes above and below eyes, carved and painted mouth, finely detailed carved ears, human hair wig nailed and glued to head, head and torso are one, jointed at hips, shoulders and elbows, remnants of lace cap on top of head, fine white linen undergarment, heavy linen petticoat with fringe, linen hooped underskirt, dress of gold silk with elaborate stitching down front, white stitched stomacher, lace and cotton trim at sleeves (wig is worn away back of head, retouching to right side of face to nose, left side of eye, under chin, around neck and down right shoulder and bust line, nose rub, four fingers on left hand and three on right are broken, wooden lower torso and legs have probable powder post beetle damage, right leg detached, some light paint flaking on limbs, slight paint rub to foot), with oval glass dome, doll ht. 19 1/2 in.

Provenance: Formerly of the collection of Estelle Winthrop; description above was Maurine's for the catalog of the sale at which she purchased this doll.
Estimate $32,000-38,000

Keywords

United Kingdom, head , head, light paint flaking, slight paint rub, Estelle Winthrop, Eye, Eyebrow, facial hair, Linen