Thank you to everyone that visited or linked to this weeks Open
House party. The party is still going on and there is time to
While out antiquing yesterday I found this rather cute creepy antique doll. Even though
I have been an antique dealer for many years, I have never owned nor sold dolls. My
knowledge is rather limited, so this is why I need your help.
I have done some online research but didn’t find much information other
than the head is tin and the body is straw filled. The doll’s body
and clothing appear to be homemade with hand stitching. Look
at these funny looking hands?
Her clothing seems to be original. The chemise is very delicate and has some dry rot but the
cut work petticoat and bloomers are in good condition.
The picture below is distorted because of the angle, though the body, feet and hands
do appear too large for the body. In this picture she has on handsewn socks.
I like to think this doll was lovingly made by a mother for her daughter.
Can you imagine a child’s joy at receiving this wonderful gift?
Any info you can share on the age, origin or value of the doll will
be greatly appreciated. After more research she will be for sale at
my Etsy Shop.