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Unique Schoenhut Boxer Portrait Doll

Auction:
2345
Lot:
878
Sold for:
$11,163$9,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Unique Schoenhut Boxer Portrait Doll, America, early 20th century, probably representing Jack Dempsey, who won the heavyweight title in 1919, it is likely a one-of-a-kind special commission, the doll with deeply sculpted black curly hair, brown painted eyes, black eyebrows, retrousse nose, turned-down slightly askew mouth, five o'clock shadow and suggestion of chest hair on torso, on "toddler" body with shorter, chunkier proportions, incised Schoenhut marks on back, painted black lace-up boots (gesso and paint on toes of left foot chipped away), wearing white trunks with gold belt, brown leather boxing gloves, ht. 14 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Keywords

Portrait Doll, Schoenhut Boxer , Jack Dempsey