Ceramic, leather, textile, hair, paint
Overall: 32 x 11 x 6 in. ( 81.3 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
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.
Gift of Richard E. Davis
impressed: on back shoulder plate: "N. made in Germany"
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.