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Doll

Object Number: 
X.514
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Wood, textile, hair, glass, gesso, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 12 x 4 in. ( 53.3 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Doll with wooden head and torso, long brown hair wig, black pupilless glass eyes slotted into face, carved nose, ears, and mouth, painted over a gesso base; all-wooden divided arms and legs, with tongue and groove jointing at elbows, hips, and knees, unpainted; lower arms and hands with separate fingers, painted over a gesso base; green silk dress garlanded with flowers sewn on to bodice and sleeves, lace at wrists; sheer apron and cap with embroidered decoration, cap with ribbon around brim and bow at back; woven petticoat and wool stockings, extending to knee; green slippers embroidered with pink and white thread, with yellow ribbons.
Gallery Label: 
Several physical characteristics suggest that this doll may belong to a later era, but the face and hands support the earlier date given here.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group