Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-head doll, textiles
290 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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An early beeswax wax-headed doll with moulded facial features. Tiny black bead eyes. Painted red lips. Stuffed cloth body. The lower half of her right arm is missing. Her left arm and hands are blue kid leather with separately stitched fingers. Stuffed cloth legs and feet. Wearing a dirty cream long sleeved cotton dress decorated with cream stitched flowers. Brown cloak lined with yellow satin or silk tied at the neck with a brown ribbon. The cloak has moth holes or is badly worn. Brown-green velvet collar. Two cream cotton petticoats, cream cotton pantaloons. Cream satin boots, badly worn. Wearing a very dirty muslin bonnet with cream and beige ribbons.