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Incomplete Hickory Nut-head and Cloth Doll

Auction:
2314
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$176$150

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Incomplete Hickory Nut-head and Cloth Doll, c. 1860s, inked facial features on classic natural hickory nut conformation, drilled at neck to attach by thread to linen waist-length body with attached arms, wearing dove gray silk Shaker-style bonnet, ht. 3 1/4 in.; fabric and stuffing retained in box to complete the doll.

Provenance: Gift to Olga Schwind Chase from Robert Ramsey Chase's aunt Ruth Chase Howland, who noted the doll was begun for a child in the family who died in the 1860s.
Estimate $75-150

Keywords

Incomplete Hickory Nut-head , Polaroid 88 Polacolor ER 3-1/4 x 3-3/8'' Film, 80 ASA (623959), Olga Schwind Chase, Robert Ramsey Chase, Ruth Chase Howland, Carya, Chase, Nut, Screws