Doll: girl w/fur trimmed coat and velvet hat on stand

Object Number: 
1961.31
Date: 
ca. 1893
Medium: 
Ceramic, composition, textile, leather, fur, hair, rhinestones, feathers, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 12 x 4 in. ( 45.7 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back of head: "109 / H / 1"
Description: 
Doll with bisque socket head, blond wig glued to pate, sleeping eyes, open mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; composition body with ball and socket joints at shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees, and swivel hands with separate fingers; yellow satin dress over pink lace-trimmed petticoat, with yellow stockings and white leather boots with yellow laces, light brown fur-trimmed coat with yellow satin lining, fur muff, leather gloves, and cap lined with purple velvet and trimmed with braid, rhinestones, and feathers.
Gallery Label: 
According to a document found in the curatorial files, this doll was dressed by Mrs. Grover Cleveland for sale at the Columbian Exposition in remnants from the dress she wore to her husband's inauguration. The doll was given to Elizabeth Levy, of New York City, in 1893 or 1894, and remained in her family until its acquisition by Katharine Prentis Murphy in 1961.
Bibliography: 
Weinstein, Amy A. “Children’s toys.” The Magazine Antiques, Vol. 167, no.1, January 2005, p.188-193.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group