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Queen Victoria

Portrait Doll
ca. 1840 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

poured wax shoulder head with stuffed cloth body, blue glass eyes and a brown human hair wig
body is supported by leather and wood adapted to form a stand
dress front only of white silk, covered with net and metal sequins and beads
petticoat of stiffened white cotton with lace trim
robe of dark blue velvet lined with stiffened white cotton and trimmed with gold thread, sequins and fur
girdle of gold thread
blue sash of cotton
crown of blue velvet bound with metal strips and decorated with multicoloured beads


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitlePortrait Doll (popular title)
Materials and Techniques
poured wax, cloth, glass, wood, leather
Brief Description
Pierotti, English, about 1840
Physical Description
poured wax shoulder head with stuffed cloth body, blue glass eyes and a brown human hair wig

body is supported by leather and wood adapted to form a stand

dress front only of white silk, covered with net and metal sequins and beads

petticoat of stiffened white cotton with lace trim

robe of dark blue velvet lined with stiffened white cotton and trimmed with gold thread, sequins and fur

girdle of gold thread

blue sash of cotton

crown of blue velvet bound with metal strips and decorated with multicoloured beads
Dimensions
  • Height: 24in
  • Head height: 6in
Production typeUnlimited edition
Object history
The Pierotti Family made a number of known portraits and advertised that they could make an individual portrait for about the same cost as a painting.
Production
made by Harry Pierotti



Reason For Production: retail
Bibliographic Reference
The Ultimate Doll Book, CG Goodfellow, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1993
Collection
Accession Number
T.20-1928

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record createdJanuary 12, 2001
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