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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2616M Marlborough
October 10, 2012 02:00 PMCalender

Izannah Walker Cloth Doll

Auction: Discovery - 2616M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 10, 2012 2:00PM


Izannah Walker Cloth Doll, Central Falls, Rhode Island, mid-19th century, stockinet pressed into mold, facial features and hair oil-painted, applied ears, single sausage curl in front of each ear, wispy hair at nape of neck, lower limbs painted, bare feet with stitched toes, white cotton undergarments, russet plaid cotton dress, brown leather tie shoes, ht. 18 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the collection of Ruth C. Burger.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Crackling to finish, some paint loss, some in-painting, hands show wear and paint loss, some mending to bare feet at ankles, dress appears to be of the period.


Rhode Island, Ruth C. Burger