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Fashion doll in evening ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pierotti (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wax, glass eyes and hair wig, silk satin and lace dress with cotton, flannel and lace underwear

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Doll with wax shoulder-head, lower arms and legs on cotton cloth body. Fixed blue glass eyes. Blonde hair wig with coiled and braided chignon in back. Dressed in an extremely fashionable celestial blue silk satin evening or reception dress with Princess seamed construction, deep pleated flounce around front of hem, and back of dress extending into a frilled train. Fully lined with white cotton. Neckline and front fastening of dress embellished with lace and matched blue ribbons. Assorted dress overskirts and trimmings in matching satin and lace. (separated from doll). White petticoat with double ruffled hem; cream flannel petticoat with scalloped hem, broderie anglaise trimmed drawers and chemise. Cream silk mittens. White silk socks, and bronzed deep purple-brown leather elastic-sided boots with heels and tassels.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1878 (made)


Pierotti (makers)

Materials and Techniques

wax, glass eyes and hair wig, silk satin and lace dress with cotton, flannel and lace underwear

Descriptive line

English wax doll in fashionable evening or reception gown of 1878

Production Note

This is definitely a fine English wax doll, most likely by Pierotti.


Wax; Glass; Hair; Silk satin; Cotton; Lace; Ribbons; Flannel; Broderie anglaise; Leather; Elastic




Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Footwear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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