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Plastic doll

Category

Dolls

Date

circa 1950

Materials

Plastic doll

Measurements

505 mm (height)

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Collection

National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)

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NT 669787

Summary

A large plastic doll with a soft plastic head, body and arms and hard plastic legs. She is described on the box label as 'gypsy doll from the 1950s'. She has moulded and painted facial features with long lashed opening eyes. Her eyebrows and three beauty spots have been added in black pen. On her short dark hair is a flat black leather shaped bonnet decorated with a large flower in dark sequins. This has two hat pins which fasten under her chin with black ribbon. She wears a low cut black and gold bodice with an over skirt, also fastened with black ribbon, which has long white lace sleeves tied at the cuff with black ribbons. Around her neck is a thin black chain with a large pierced pendant. There are two small headed pins stuck into the overskirt. Beneath this she has a flower patterned red velvet skirt decorated with three black ribbon bands at the hem. Under this is a white broderie anglaise waist petticoat and long white cotton drawers edged with lace and blue ribbon. She has a thick band of yellow knitted fabric around her hips which forms a bustle. On her feet are strips of black ribbon encrusted with small red and gold beads. On her left arm she carries a straw basket with a green cord handle full of plastic oranges. Attached to her right wrist is a single playing card, the 'six of spades'.