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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A bisque-headed doll with open and close brown glass eyes, moulded and painted facial features and an open mouth with four teeth visible. She has eyelashes, possibly made from real hair, on her right eye only. Her hair is mid-brown mohair, in a wavy style with rough ringlets around her neck. Her body, arms and legs are made of composition, with a swivel head and joints at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and knee. Some of the composition is chipped at the knee joints. She is wearing a long, cream, flannel coat lined with white cotton. It has gathered cuffs, a drawstring through the neck edge, and ribbon ties at the waist edges. Her dress is made from fine cream wool and has pin tucks on the bodice and lower edge of the full skirt, a lace V-shaped insert at the front of the neck with lace at the neck edge and sleeve cuffs. Blue, cream and brown braid is sewn in wavy lines around the front V, near the hem all around, and across the front of the waist. The dress fastens at the back with a drawstring at the neck and a press-stud at the waist. Underneath she has a long white linen petticoat with a very fine shirt, which has many rows of pin tucks in its lower half. This fastens at the back with fabric covered buttons. Under this is a long, cream, crocheted petticoat with a scalloped hem, and cream linen, knee length combinations. Her socks are knitted in fine cream wool. Her shoes are made of brown leather and fasten with laces at the front. The cream-coloured soles have '7' impressed in them. On her head is a cream linen cap edged with lace and tied under her chin with cream tapes.
Marks and inscriptions
In the back of the head: 'AW/W'
Makers and roles
Adolph Wislizenus, maker