Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-head doll, textiles
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax-headed doll, with moulded facial features and black inset bead eyes and painted lips. She has a stuffed cloth body, with wax lower arms and hands, which have moulded fingers. Her legs are made of stuffed cloth and she has green wax boots with moulded heels. She is wearing a cream muslin dress, which has lace trim and five pin tucks along the bottom. Her dress fastens at the back with a faded and worn ribbon, which wraps right around her. Underneath this she is wearing a cream muslin petticoat, which has three pin tucks along the bottom. She also has a shorter cream petticoat underneath this. On her head she is wearing a straw bonnet which has been covered in pale blue-green satin. Underneath this she is wearing a lace cap which frames her face and falls below her shoulders.