Early Carved Doll, Wooden Head, Straw Sewn Linen Filled Body, What a Surface!
Probably Mid to Late 18th Century; Probably folk art or creche figure
(In original played-with condition, as expected the nose is worn, imperfections to clothing; H: 12”) Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.
Folk Art Doll with Inked Face and Hair
16" Cloth Doll with Inked Features, a.k.a. "ink face"
American, C. 1890
Rare Inked hairdo in unusual detail; fingers are inked on mitten hands. Wool stuffed cotton body; machine stitched; turn-out feet. Some dirt, minor tear in back of head (repairable). Appropriate clothing, possibly original; nice doll.
Commercial Cloth Doll, Miss Columbia or Columbian Doll
American, C. 1900
Cloth body with machine stitching; painted face, hair, hands and feet; stitched fingers and toes. As is common, eyes have holes through paint (restorable). Emma Adams won a design prize at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. Underwear and clothing is soiled and worn, but possibly original. Affordable entry level example of a rare American commercial doll. (H: 19”)
Doll, Black Rag Doll, Original Red Calico Dress
Hand stitched embroidered face
Blonde China Head Doll, Molded Hairdo, Hairnet
Unknown Maker, 1960’s
Dressed, full under garments, leather and kidskin shoes, kidskin hands, lace opera gloves - SOLD
(Very good condition L: 13”)
606-111 - SOLD
Cloth Doll, Stuffed Body and Limbs, Printed Cotton Dress, Red Leather Shoes
Found in New Hampshire; many years ago, circa 1870 to 1890
A unique and wonderful featureless folk doll; likely original dress, slip and bloomers with lace; fabulous shoes and stockings. She remains in great original condition.
Doll, Folk Art, Wood, Bone and Paint, Carved, Original Condition
Unknown Maker, Antique; possibly sailor made
Scratch carved walnut body, head, arms, legs and boots of bone
(Fine original condition; L: 6", W: 2", D: .25")
Rag Doll, Painted Face, Cotton and Linen Clothing, Lace Trimmed Underclothing
Anonymous, 19th Century
Firmly stuffed, jointed at hips and shoulders, real hair; clothing appears to be made for this doll; dress, apron, pantaloons, socks and petticoat.
(Fabric split to thumb area of left and at left elbow, else very good; H: 13.5")
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Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Articulated Paper Doll, Likely Minstrel Show Inspired to Entertain Child, Antique
Anonymous, Marionette Like Strings, Fabric Covered Heavy Cardstock - SOLD
(Head was separated from body, likely during period of use; then reattached with heavy thread, else fine; H: 15.75")
201-433 - SOLD
Heinrich Handwerk Bisque Lady Doll - SOLD
Five piece French type body, possibly for French Market, remaining in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 21" tall.
514-168 - SOLD
Grace Storey Putnam Bye Lo Baby Doll
German Bisque, Early 20th Century - SOLD
Stuffed baby body, compo hands, and excellent condition.
Dimensions: 13" tall.
514-162 - SOLD
1860's Jenny Lind China Head Doll with Cloth Body
And rare wooden lower arms with scoop hands and wooden legs with original feet - SOLD
China Head black lights perfectly, and has been on this body for over 100 years. The wooden bodies are more commonly found on dolls of the 1830s-50s, making this a transitional match. Head had desirable pink tint, blue eyes, pull back hair with bun in back and a most wonderful complexion. Dressed in a 1860s/70's era dress, possibly original to the doll. Overall, an uncommon doll in excellent condition. Measures 19.25" in height.
514-112 - SOLD
Commercially produced - SOLD
A doll made as a teaching aid for children to learn about lacing and tying. Measures 12.25" in length.
514-91 - SOLD
China Head Doll circa 1880's - SOLD
Covered wagon hairdo, charming doll nicely dressed in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 27" tall.
514-163 - SOLD
Skookum Indian Dolls
Mid 20th Century Store Display, Family of Three - SOLD
All original 35.75" male, 33.25" female and 8" child dressed in Navaho style blankets and period clothing.
Dolls have composition faces showing great detail and cloth bodies.
565-16 - SOLD
1830's American Rag Doll - SOLD
An early American rag doll that resembles the rag doll patterns that were first printed in the 1830's. She measures 7" and is made with a rolled cotton body without arms or legs...it is the most simple of forms so that a child could easily make her own doll with small pieces of fabric. Her head is stuffed stockinet with a pinched nose, silk hair and a net cap that was fashionable at the time. Her cream colored dress and underclothes are all original and hand sewn. A rare survivor and a great addition to an American doll collection.
201-92 - SOLD
Early 20th Century Primitive Black Rag Doll - SOLD
Embroidered features and appropriately dressed in old clothes, remaining in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 17" tall.
514-165 - SOLD
19th Century Wax over Compo Doll - SOLD
Nicely dressed, 22" tall.
514-169 - SOLD
African-American Girl Doll
Porcelain, with Chair and Spinning Wheel
19th Century - SOLD
Doll approximately 17" L, chair approximately 11.5" H, spinning wheel approximately 9" H. Doll has porcelain head, arms and legs w/ overglaze black enameling; painted eyes; blue and white gingham dress with MOP buttons, upright spinning wheel has working treadle; seat and back of chair are upholstered in paisley fabric. Chair and spinning wheel in very good condition, dolls head has vertical crack running from forehead down, hair appears to have been added, small chips on tips of toes, chips on back of right calf. Note: doll's head is damaged, with wig covering major loss. Sold as a 3-piece grouping only.
514-38 - SOLD