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Doll

Doll
Title
Doll
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Richard E. Davis
Object Number 
1961.21
Marks 
impressed: on back shoulder plate: "N. made in Germany"
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group