Carved Wood Male Doll, Door of Hope Missions Doll, Shanghai

Carved Wood Male Doll, Door of Hope Missions Doll, Shanghai, Image 1

Finely and sensitively carved boy doll displaying simple graceful lines. The doll is dressed in three layers of finely made traditional costume [and slippers].

The Door of Hope, a protestant mission, was created in Shanghai or Canton China in 1901 to help destitute children. The dolls head, hands and arms to the elbow are carved of Chinese pearwood and are very smooth... the hair, eyes and lips are painted; body is made of cloth stuffed with raw cotton. The girls of the mission handmade each dolls clothing, an exact replica of clothing worn by the Chinese people. Door of Hope dolls are unmarked.

Date: Early 20th Century

Measurement: Height: 12"

Material: Wood, paint, fabric

Condition: Excellent, fading to fabric


SKU: 290-93

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