Wax shoulder-head doll
A wax-headed doll with moulded facial features. The pupils of the eyes are small black nails. She has real blonde hair which is straight. The body, arms and legs are of stuffed cloth. She wears a very long cotton christening robe with a white lace panel at the front of the bodice and lace trim on the shoulders and cuffs. She wears a lace bonnet with thick lace trim round the edge. Her underwear consists of two long linen petticoats and one short cotton petticoat. There is also a brown wooden box with wired-on wooden lid. Total number of items is two
Marks and inscriptions
End of box: Montanari Doll Inside lid: A present from/ Lady Granville to dear little Mary -/ Oct. 14. 1854.
Makers and roles
Montanari , maker