Wax, textile, hair, glass, paint
doll: 21 x 12 x 4 in.
Doll with poured wax shoulder head, long blond wig glued to head, blue glass eyes, closed mouth, and tinted face; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and poured wax lower arm secured to upper arm with thread through grommets, divided leg composed of stuffed cloth upper leg and poured wax lower leg, secured to upper leg with thread through grommets, hands and feet molded to show details of fingers and toes; long white gown with elbow-length sleeves extends several inches past feet, with front panel bordered with lace, as well as collar, sleeves, and hem; over petticoat with embroidered hem.
Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
stamped: maker's mark on front of body: "HAMLEY'S/REGENT ST/W./DOLLS REPAIRED"
Hamley Bros. sold Pierotti wax dolls in the 1880s and 1890s, as one of many well-known doll companies that handled Pierotti dolls. (See Publications)
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