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Large 29” Cloth Doll with Oil Painted Face.,C.1900

Flat facial feature includes pretty-blue eyes, a finely contoured mouth and appropriate nose, along with painted blonde hair with nicely painted and detailed curls. Minor paint cracking on the head here and there, but not affecting appearance or facial features. The facial features remind us of the early commercial cloth dolls, with the painter/maker likely influenced by "Miss Columbia" or the early painted Babyland Rags. While not an exact copy, a charming "cousin" of the country ilk. Cotton body (machine stitched) with sturdy oil painted head, face and hands with articulated fingers and thumb. Feet are not painted, nor do they have stitched or articulated toes. Wearing a nicely fitted undershirt, chemise with trim, and slip with fine trim. Needing just the right dress, shoes, and hat to give her right finishing touches. Accompanied by a note " Doll was given to Eleanor Smith by Great Aung Florence Flanders when Eleanor was under 10 years old. It was 40 years old then".



African-American Bottle Doll, Doorstop, Stitched Features, Button Eyes
Anonymous, first-half 20th century

Folk art Mammy, stuffed black doll mounted on large weighted bottle; knit stocking head and body mounted on sand-weighted milk bottle. This gal with stitched features wears a printed dress and cap, apron, and petticoat; she wears a glass bead necklace and is in fine condition.
(Height: 13”)



Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in-the-Round, Head and Body
Anonymous, 19th Century

Antique Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in the round, 19th Century, angle view 1

(H: 6”)



Antique Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in the round, 19th Century, entire view
Antique Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in the round, 19th Century, angle view 2
Antique Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in the round, 19th Century, head close up
Antique Folk Art Carved Doll, Carved in the round, 19th Century, head angle

Doll, Black Rag Doll, Original Red Calico Dress
19th Century

Hand stitched embroidered face
(Dimensions: 18”)



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

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 - SOLD

Antique Doll, Folk Art, Bone Wood and Paint, Possibly Sailor Made, entire view

(Fine original condition; L: 6", W: 2", D: .25")

290-17 - SOLD

Antique Doll, Folk Art, Bone Wood and Paint, Possibly Sailor Made, with ruler for scale

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

Blonde China Head Doll with Molded Hairdo, Unknown Maker, 1960's, angle view

(Very good condition L: 13”)

606-111 - SOLD

Articulated Paper Doll, Likely Minstrel Show Inspired to Entertain Child, Antique
Anonymous, Marionette Like Strings, Fabric Covered Heavy Cardstock - SOLD

Antique Articulated Fabric Covered Paper Doll, entire view

(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

Antique Doll, Lady, Bisque, Heirich Handwerk, left and right angle views

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

Antique Doll, Bye Lo Baby Doll, German Bisque, Grace Storey Putnam, angle view

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

Antique Doll, China Head Doll with Cloth Body, Jenny Lind, angle view

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

Leather Doll
Commercially produced - SOLD

Antique Doll, Leather Doll, Commercially Produced, entire view

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

Antique Doll, China Head Doll, Circa 1880, angle and entire views with ruler for scale

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

Antique Skookum Indian Dolls, Store Display Figures, Family of Three, entire view

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

Antique Doll, Rag Doll, American, 1830's, entire view

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 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

Antique Doll, Black Rag Doll, Primitive, angle view

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

Antique Doll, Lady Doll, Wax over Compo, 19th Century, angle view

Nicely dressed, 22" tall.

514-169 - SOLD

African-American Girl Doll
Porcelain, with Chair and Spinning Wheel
19th Century - SOLD

Antique Doll, African American Girl, With Spinning Wheel, entire view

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

If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at

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