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Fortune-telling doll

Object Number: 
Z.393
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood, paper, textile, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 4 in. ( 18.4 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
written: on leaves of skirt: "the luck that is ordained/ for you will be/ coveted by others" one of approx. fifty inscriptions.
Description: 
Peg wooden doll with painted head and hinged arms and legs; fabric and lace dress with pleated, multi-colored paper skirt with hand-written inscriptions within the folds; inscriptions include morals, predictions, and advice dealing primarily with love and friendship; later metal support and base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group