Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax-headed doll, glass, thread, cotton
400 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax headed doll, with wax neck and shoulders and possibly also the top half of the body. Her arms are possibly made from composition and she has a stuffed cloth body and legs. The wax of the doll is badly cracked and chipped, particularly her nose and right cheek. She has inset brown glass eyes, a moulded wax nose and a red painted mouth. On her head is a thick green cotton bonnet with a blue silk lining. This is tied around her head with a green ribbon. A ribbon decorates the back of the bonnet. The doll is wearing a long cotton dress with a red and white pattern. Red lines are sewn onto her bodice. Her skirt is wide and pleated. She is wearing a white cotton petticoat with one pin tuck and inside that a further white cotton item of clothing. On her left leg is a piece of cotton with a lace trim. There are a further two spare pieces of white cotton leggings with an elasticised edging and lace trim with the doll. The other leg of the doll is bare with a white patch, possibly a mend. Total number of items is 3.