London, South Kensington
25 October 2005
A rare pair of English turned wood dolls
with crudely painted faces, black pates, one with remains of wig band, the white bodies with crude legs formed from flat pieces of wood, mid 19th century --11in. (28cm.) high (armless and some retouching under chin of one doll)
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These dolls conform to the description of wood dolls given by Henry Mayhew and are far cruder than those made during the 18th century.
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