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A5762 Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900. Click to enlarge.

Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900

Made in Germany, 1870-1900.

Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900.
Wax over composition head and shoulder plate. Cloth body stuffed with sawdust. Composition arms and legs. Head is finely coloured with painted eyebrows, painted closed mouth, blue glass eyes. Pierced ears with earring in right ear of drop purple glass and gilt. Arms are painted flesh coloured with separate thumbs. Legs are painted with cream stockings, red garters and black boots with orange trim. Doll is wearing orig...

Summary

Object No.

A5762

Object Statement

Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900

Physical Description

Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900.
Wax over composition head and shoulder plate. Cloth body stuffed with sawdust. Composition arms and legs. Head is finely coloured with painted eyebrows, painted closed mouth, blue glass eyes. Pierced ears with earring in right ear of drop purple glass and gilt. Arms are painted flesh coloured with separate thumbs. Legs are painted with cream stockings, red garters and black boots with orange trim. Doll is wearing original clothes consisting of short white cotton petticoat with longer white petticoat above; pale pink silk dress with bodice gathered into waist with vertical pleats, round neck and short elbow length sleeves. Skirt has wide pleats down centre front and is edged with fine row of lace above hem. Overskirt is also edged with lace and partially missing. Remnants of pink silk bonnet attached at neck. Replacement synthetic blond wig. Contained in cedar case.

Marks

none visible

Dimensions

Height

670 mm

Width

390 mm

Production

Notes

Since the doll's body is unmarked it is probably of German manufacture.

The clothes suggest last quarter of the nineteenth century.

Made

Germany 1870-1900

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Sellherm, 1969

Acquisition Date

4 December 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

Doll, female, wax/composition/glass/cotton/sawdust/silk, [Germany], 1870-1900 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 July 2019, <https://ma.as/184294>

Wikipedia

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