Unknown Dolls (71,1)

Item number: (71,1) (33624)

Intern number: 33624

Category: Unknown

no sale

Manufacturer: Unknown

Kind of Toys:
Dolls Dolls


mid-18th century

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Results: (see also our FAQ: E=Ebay; D= Sale; B=Auction) (Z= Condition)
B Z2 26.478,50 2007


Wooden lady doll a rare and impressive example of English artistry in wood doll-carving and painting, this magnificent doll has a great presence. With lovely large black glass eyes which pull in an admirers gaze, delicate finely-dotted eyebrows, softly blushed cheeks accenting her gessoed face with her pert little chin. Her fine crisp red lips show a hint of smile and are defined by the tip of her shapely philtrum. Her wooden body is articulated at elbows, hips and knees. The mortise and tenon joints enable a lifelike movement and there is refined carving of the ankle bones, feet and shapely hands. She retains her dark brown human hair wig which is topped by a lace fontange (a particular headdress popularized by Madame Fontange), and she wears a lace mantua over a red silk brocade dress (which probably originally had a pannier hoop that did not survive the centuries with her.) Beneath her dress are a plain chemise and an off-white quilted petticoat, stockings and charming red leather shoes with ties

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Picture from: Photo courtesy of James D. Julia auctioneers Fairfield ME www.juliaauctions.com

English Wooden lady doll

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