Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-headed doll, glass, leather, textiles
490mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax shoulder-headed doll with inset black glass eyes and painted facial details. Her face is cracked. Brown mohair wig styled in ringlets. Stuffed cloth body, upper arms, legs and feet. Pink coloured kid leather lower arms and hands with separately stitched fingers and thumbs. Wearing a beige, stiff, net-like fabric dress (possibly muslin), with a pink net and lace panel at the front of the skirt. Lace collar and cuffs. The bodice is decorated with four silver coloured sequin 'buttons' and beige net bows. Beneath the dress is a beige, stiff net-like fabric underskirt. She wears a gold coloured bead necklace and a twisted gold coloured plaited 'chain' which is attached to her bodice at the front and back. In her right hand she holds an artificial red fabric flower. She wears a woven gold coloured ribbon headress decorated with a white and a blue artificial fabric flower.