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Doll

Object Number: 
1961.21
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Ceramic, leather, textile, hair, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 11 x 6 in. ( 81.3 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back shoulder plate: "N. made in Germany"
Description: 
Child doll with bisque shoulder head, blond wig glued to pate, sleeping eyes, open mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed kid upper arm with gusseted elbow and bisque lower arm with molded hand, and leg with hip and knee joints formed by stitching; sleeveless knee-length muslin shift, knee-high stockings, and leather ankle-strap shoes.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this is a "Jumeau type" doll. According to Christie's appraiser Olivia Bristol, it is probably made by J. D. Kestner, Jr., of Waltershausen, Thuringia (Christie's Appraisals, Inc., Auction Estimates, January 7, 1998).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Richard E. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group