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Miniature doll

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1710 - ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk, damask, gauze, silver braid, lace, cloth, human hair, glass beads, possibly wood.

  • Museum number:

    W.42:10-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Very small doll, head & torso possibly painted wood but too small to tell, could be stuffed cloth. Painted face. Turquoise seed bead necklace. Strands of blonde human hair attached to head, small blue silk cap. Wearing dress of ivory & pink silk damask with cuffs of narrow silver braid, hem also edged with silver braid. Cloth arms. Gauze apron edged with narrow lace. No legs.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1710 - ca. 1740 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

silk, damask, gauze, silver braid, lace, cloth, human hair, glass beads, possibly wood.

Dimensions

Height: 59 mm, Width: 55 mm, Depth: 42 mm

Descriptive line

Miniature doll in silk, silver braid and gauze dress

Materials

Cloth; Human hair; Glass beads; Silk damask; Silver braid; Gauze

Techniques

Doll-making

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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