Wax shoulder-head doll
Wax shoulder-head doll.
450 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wax shoulder-head doll made by Pierotti (circa 1850). The features are moulded and painted. She has blue glass eyes and short wavy blonde hair which is inserted. The body is made of stuffed fabric. The upper arms and the upper part of the legs are made of stuffed fabric and jointed on to the body. The forearms, hands, legs below the knee and the feet are made of moulded wax. She is wearing a cream dress with a blue spotted design. This dress has a low cut neckline, puffed sleeves and a gathered skirt which is trimmed with horizontal bands of lace. There is also lace around the neckline and sleeves. There is a dark turquoise sash and dark turquoise bows on the shoulders. Beneath the dress she has a long horizontally pleated petticoat and a plain short petticoat. She has long white drawers with broderie anglaise trim at the ankles. She has one shoe made of white kid and trimmed with lace. On her head she has a white bonnet. The crown of the bonnet is lined and trimmed with a bow at the back. The part framing the face is lined, trimmed with three rows of cotton with a scalloped edge and two rows of lace. There are two ribbon ties.
Makers and roles
Pierotti , maker