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Fashion Doll

1825-1830 (made), 1828 (made)
Place Of Origin

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
wearing:
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


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
wax over composition, mohair, cloth, glass
Brief Description
Fashion Doll, German, 1825-30
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

wearing:

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
Dimensions
  • Height: 22in
  • Head height: 5in
Production typemass produced
Object history
Given to the museum by HM Queen Mary and said to have been a family doll from her mother's side.
Historical context
The type of doll is commonly known as a Slit Head.
Production
the dress style is probably 1828



Reason For Production: retail
Collection
Accession Number
T.138-1929

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record createdJanuary 26, 2001
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