03-24-2007 03-24-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2355 Boston
March 24, 2007 10:00 AMCalender
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Heubach Bisque Character Baby with Wardrobe

$470$400
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2355 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 24, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Heubach Bisque Character Baby with Wardrobe, early 20th century, impressed Heubach 7247, with open / closed mouth, weighted blue / gray eyes, original blonde mohair wig (sparse), and bent-limb composition body, ht. 14 in., (paint cracks on chest), with extensive hand-made wardrobe, including white and colored cotton dresses and slips, winter nightgowns, hats and bonnets, crocheted jackets, booties, cape, winter coat, undergarments, and others.

Provenance: Lots 643 and 644 are the childhood doll of the seller's mother, Jane Spofford Chaffe, who was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1906. The extensive wardrobes of the two dolls were begun by the owner's grandmother, who is shown in an early photograph (not included in the Lot) with her grandchildren and their doll.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Jane Spofford Chaffe, paint cracks, Evanston