25 October 2005,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 504
GBP 300 - GBP 400
A bisque shoulder-headed doll
with solid pate, fixed grey eyes outlined in dark blue, closed mouth, pierced ears and German gusseted kid body dressed in earlier blue printed muslin flounced frock edged with lace, underclothes and original shift -- circa 1880s, 15¼in. (39cm.) high
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See The Ultimate Doll Book, page 55.
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