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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
May 22, 2013 02:00 PMCalender

Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache Doll

Auction: Discovery - 2654MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 22, 2013 2:00PM


Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache Doll, mid-19th century, black pupilless glass eyes, smiling mouth, black center-part hair with long curls behind exposed ears, cloth body, light brown kid arms, brown cotton dress, ht. 31 in.

Provenance: From the collection of Ruth C. Burger.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

Crazing to head and shoulder plate, possible retouching to back of head. Features appear to be original paint, not retouched.

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Ruth C. Burger