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Fashion doll

Fashion doll

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1830 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wax over composition, mohair, cloth, glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

wax over composition shoulder head with stuffed cloth body, learther lower arms and hands, glass inserted eyes and mohair inserted into a slit at the top of the head
gown of white silk with silver tissue trim, gauze beads and linen rosettes
coarse cotton hat trimmed with ostrich feathers and a rosette
white linen hankie
chemise and petticoat of white linen
red and blue knitted woollen socks

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1825-1830 (made)

Materials and Techniques

wax over composition, mohair, cloth, glass


height: 22 in, height: 5 in head

Object history note

Given to the museum by HM Queen Mary and said to have been a family doll from her mother's side.

Historical context note

The type of doll is commonly known as a Slit Head.

Descriptive line

Fashion Doll, German, 1825-30

Production Note

the dress style is probably 1828

Reason For Production: retail


Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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