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We can easily state: "Every aspect of this early one of a kind doll is wonderful."
Whether it is the exquisitely painted face, or the double rows of delicate red feather stitching lavished on the white cotton petticoat, this doll is a true work of art.
Study the oil-painted face and you will see brown eyes with highlight dots - even tiny lashes. The lips are shaded perfectly and then note the soft blush of the cheeks - heaven. Whoever created this plaything was blessed with talent and sensitivity, that's for sure.
The stuffed cotton body features leather arms with stitching on the hands to differentiate the fingers, while the legs wear striped cotton for socks and a few coats of black paint to denote shoes.
The dress is charming, and so is the apron with its touch of red, but it is the bonnet that is the masterpiece with its tiny tucks and ruffles.
Get ready to fall under a spell....

Measures: 15" tall

Thank you, C.







If you find yourself drawn to small Grodner Tal wooden dolls and other rare small doll examples, you could save yourself a lot of trouble, and time, by purchasing this instant collection in the form of a Bazaar Seller surrounded by her wares (and possibly a shopper or two) - at least sixteen dolls in all, plus assorted figures.
The outdoor wooden market stall, safely housed under a glass dome, features additional items as well, such as articles of clothing, playing cards, scraps of printed cottons, books, baskets, and sewing items, but dolls seem to be the real focus of this of this lady's stock - lucky for you!

Dome measures: 12 1/2" in diameter x 13" tall

Thank you, N







14" German Holz Masse doll in all original presentation, details include a composition shoulderhead in excellent condition with very nice painting, exquisite pale blue paperweight eyes, and the original blonde mohair wig complete with silk hair bows.
On a stuffed cloth body with molded composition arms, and molded legs that wear molded boots in excellent condition, this little sweetie wears her original factory dress of printed cottons (light fading) and lace.
A time capsule of a doll, to be sure.

Thank you, P.







The Sezincote Folly

John Darcy Noble named this delightful creation – part-grotto, part-Victorian-seashell-fantasy, all-wonderful – after a home that Sir Charles Cockerell built for himself in England with the fortune he had made in India. The home was called “Sezincote” and "was designed as a frivolous, Oriental fantasy, all fretwork and minarets, with a splendid onion dome."
According to John, "it's early Summer in the folly garden" and proof of that observation is the flag that flies high over Sezincote, for it is dated June, 1863.
Doll-life is bliss in the Folly, the many wooden and porcelain inhabitants eat strawberry cake, share it with their mouse friends and ride gentle donkeys, eternally. But, it was not so in the beginning, for John Noble spent countless hours restoring this whimsical creation and when it was finished, he stood back and "was astounded by the change I had wrought...now it was splendid, dignified; its colors harmonious, its proportions felicitous". Indeed.
The Folly is home to numerous wooden and china dollies, and do not miss the terriffic Evans & Cartwright table and chairs.

Measures: 15" tall x 22" wide x 11" deep










6 3/4" unusual and early German "alien head" in wax, on a fully jointed wooden body. The wax head denotes an elderly woman due to details in the modeling such as wrinkles upon the forehead, and a molded "cotton cap" that can be seen under the poke bonnet. The wooden body is typical on those found from Grodnertal dolls. The dress, of printed cotton, is original, as is the apron and bonnet.

Thank you, M.







For those who collect the rare and unusual, this piece should fill that bill quite nicely. What we have here is a British papier-mache head that bears the feature of a working jaw that is spring-operated. Pull down on the attached piece of twine, and the lower jaw moves to reveal upper and lower teeth. The paint finish is wonderful and largely intact - note that the eyes are especially wonderful.
We surmise he is British due to the newspaper that was utilized in his original construction - it's in English.
Add this fellow to your collection and launch a new career as a ventriloquist.

Measures: 9" tall overall


Since we all know time flies, you will have your doll at home in your arms in no time at all!

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