Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-head doll, glass, textiles
410 mm (height - bonnet to shoes)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax shoulder-head doll with open and close blue glass eyes and blonde mohair hair. Stuffed cloth body, upper arms and upper legs. The lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet are all made of either plaster or ceramic painted pink. Wearing a cream cotton dress decorated with lace and pin tucks at the hem, bodice and cuffs. A cream satin cloak with a large collar and matching bonnet, both trimmed with cream ribbon. On the top of the bonnet is a cream ribbon rosette. The cloak is tied with two large cream satin ribbon bows. A cream cotton petticoat trimmed with two layers of lace. A cream flannel petticoat with an embroidered scalloped hem and opening front edge. The plaster or ceramic shoes and socks are painted black and white respectively.