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Black Cloth Martha Chase Mammy Doll

Auction:
2314
Lot:
175
Sold for:
$5,875$5,000

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

Description:

Black Cloth Martha Chase Mammy Doll, Rhode Island, early 20th century, very dark brown painted eyes, soft brick-red painted mouth and nostrils, slightly protruding lower lip, rosy cheek coloring, matte finish to brown paint (light crazing on neck and face with a few very fine white lines showing on face, small nose rub may have paint touch-in), black astrakhan wig, brown cotton sateen-covered body with stitched and padded bosom delineation, painted limbs from above elbows and knees (some light soil marks may be paint from the factory), unclothed, ht. 17 in.

Provenance: From the MJ Chase Co.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Martha Chase Mammy Doll, Rhode Island, paint touch-in, MJ Chase Co., American Paint Horse, Chase, Matte, Pottery