Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-head doll, leather, textiles
575 mm (height); 300 mm (height); 275 mm (depth)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax shoulder-head doll (circa 1890). Inset blue glass eyes, moulded and painted facial features. Real brown hair inserted into the wax head, eyelashes and eyebrows. Wax lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet. Stuffed cloth body, upper arms and upper legs. Wearing a cream fabric dress with blue ribbon trim to hem, bodice and collar which extends into two long ties which tie loosely at the waist and have fringed ends. The neckline and cuffs are lace trimmed. White cotton lawn petticoat trimmed with lace. White cotton petticoat with scalloped edge and two pin tucks. Cream flannel petticoat with many moth holes. Cream cotton petticoat. Cream cotton drawers, trimmed with lace. Dirty, cream machine knitted socks. Blue leather shoes which have an ankle strap with metal eyelets. These are threaded with green cord laces. Cream silk or satin bonnet, partly embroidered/ quilted. Cream ribbon rosette at the front. It ties under the chin with two silk or satin ties.
Marks and inscriptions
Sole of shoe: 4