London, South Kensington
1 May 2007
A pair of English wax over papier mache-headed dolls
with dark inset eyes, hair wigs and cloth bodies with kid arms, dressed as a man and a woman, he with Eton jacket, wasitcoat, shirt, buff corduroy trousers, socks and black boots, the woman in a mauve cotton frock printed with a seaweed design, cotton cape, shift, brown Holland laced bodice and matching petticoat, wool petticoat, socks, shoes and straw bonnet trimmed with pink and white silk ribbon, 1840 --24in. (61cm.) high (man with large piece of wax missing from forehead and damage to fingers, faded) (2)
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This lot and lot 312 were found in an attic when the vendors bought a house. Both lots appear not to be toys and could possibly have been two successive generations of shop window displays for a clothes outfitters.
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