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.
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.
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
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