Lot 3199: LOT - 30" UNMARKED SLIT-HEAD PAPIER MACHE SHOULDERHEAD DOLL WITH GLASS EYES AND AN ANTIQUE WOODEN CHAIR THAT SHE SITS ON. Early 19th...Platinum House
April 10, 2013
Hatfield, PA, USALive Auction
Description: LOT - 30" UNMARKED SLIT-HEAD PAPIER MACHE SHOULDERHEAD DOLL WITH GLASS EYES AND AN ANTIQUE WOODEN CHAIR THAT SHE SITS ON. Early 19th C. doll appears to be all original - stationary black pupiless eyes, pale cheek coloring, closed mouth. Top of head has been painted black and the long dark brown curled human hair has been inserted in the slit. Cotton twill body with white leather arms. Individual fingers. Dressed in ivory silk dress with fitted bodice (stomacher) of the period, cotton underwear, lace stockings, white leather slip on shoes tied on by silk ribbon. Condition: overall age deterioration. Loss of paint under wig. Paint is worn on face and shoulderplate (Possible touch-up?) Loss to leather arms and shoes. Major deterioration to silk dress. Chair - 18" slat back chair with what appears to be the original red paint, painted floral decoration on each slat. Upholstered seat. Condition: seat was probably recovered many years ago. This is a very nice lot.