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Doll in postillion uniform

Doll in postillion uniform

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1715 to ca. 1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved wooden doll with glass eyes, gesso and painting, wearing silk, velvet, linen, and leather clothing

  • Museum number:

    W.42:7/1-7-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carved wooden doll , coated in gesso and overpainted. Inset lozenge eyes in black and white glass. Blonde human hair wig. Dressed and styled as a boy wearing a postillion uniform. Blue silk velvet coat with silver wire covered buttons and buttonholes, waistcoat and breeches in blue silk. White linen shirt. Brown knitted silk stockings, dark brown leather short boots with buckles. Black silk-covered postillion cap over hard shell.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1715 to ca. 1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

carved wooden doll with glass eyes, gesso and painting, wearing silk, velvet, linen, and leather clothing

Descriptive line

Doll, carved wood with glass eyes, representing a postillion

Materials

Wood; Gesso; Glass; Silk; Linen; Leather

Categories

Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Footwear; Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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