Wax shoulder-head doll
circa 1890 - 1895
Wax shoulder-head doll, glass, textiles
570 mm (height)
Place of origin
Lord Street, 18Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax shoulder-head doll with open and shut blue glass eyes and a blonde mohair wig. Stuffed cloth body, upper arms and upper legs. Wax lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet. Wearing a pink silk dress with smocking decoration near the neckline and cream lace at the hem. White cotton petticoat trimmed with lace at the neck and hem. White cotton petticoat with a cream flannel skirt with an embroidered scallop pattern near hem. White cotton inner petticoat and white cotton drawers trimmed with pin tucks and lace. Cream machine knitted socks with pink ribbon bows tied around the ankles.
Marks and inscriptions
Label sewn onto a cardboard label on flannel petticoat: 1895 Label sewn on to flannel petticoat: STEWART'S BAZAAR 181 LORD STREET SOUTHPORT/ FANCY GOODS/ TOYS etc.