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Four Small Dolls

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Discovery - 2756T
Date / Time :
October 09, 2014 10:00AM


Four Small Dolls, likely all Germany, an all-bisque girl doll, unmarked, with auburn wig, fixed brown glass eyes, painted mouth, eyebrows, and eyelashes, molded and painted stockings and shoes, and pink cotton dress with net overlay and mesh hat; a bisque shoulder head girl doll with "Germany Mabel 1810" impressed to nape, fixed blue glass eyes, open mouth with inset top teeth, painted eyebrows, blond wig, hair-stuffed stockinette body, composition arms, and woven cotton nightdress; a bisque shoulder head girl doll with fixed blue glass eyes, open mouth with inset top teeth, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, blond wig, gusseted kid body, bisque arms, printed cotton floral dress with blue silk ribbon belt, crocheted hat, burgundy knit socks, and black shoes; and a small bisque head doll impressed "I 14/0" to back of head, short brown wig, fixed brown glass eyes, open mouth with inset top teeth, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, composition body, stamped metal crown, metallic thread and felt costume, holding a plastic plant in one hand, ht. to 13 in.

Provenance: From the Estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $400-600

Pink dress: scuff to left cheek, some paint chips and glue residue along top edge of head, arms loose/needs restringing, chip to fingers of left hand, body good, some wear to paint on feet.

Germany Mabel 1810: pate not removed, right eye repaired, repaired crack from top of head to top of left ear, scuffing.

Bisque shoulder head: overall good, general scuffing/soiling.

Bisque I 14/0: head good, glue residue.

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Germany, bisque shoulder head, metal crown, Jeanne Hedberg