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Circa 1840s, and denoted a Welsh peddler by her tall hat, this personality-filled English slit-head Wax shoulderhead bears classic characteristics such as black glass pupil-less eyes in large eyecuts, and a bit of blonde mohair that spills from the top of her head.
On her original antique cloth body with leather arms, she wears layers of clothing which includes a brown wool skirt, a cotton apron, a woolen shoulder scarf over a cotton blouse, and a red wool cloak, so she might be protected against unfavorable elements.
Suspended from a cord hung around her neck is her delicately woven wares basket, which is laden with an assortment of household goods such as needles, hanks of cord, plus fabric goods and yardage.
The street peddler – a remarkable slice of British history and a true survivor – alas, in doll-form only.

Measures: 15 1/2" tall (18 1/2" overall)

Thank you, L.







Lady Gwendolen

15 1/2" overall, is a Georgian Wooden in a desirable cabinet size - one who is small enough to reside in an early dollhouse or vignette, but large enough to play "mother" to your more child-like examples.
Circa 1780-90, Lady Gwendolen's features include original paint in excellent condition that offers a glowing patina, painted eyes, rouged cheeks and what appears to be her original deep blonde wig.
In addition, she is exquisitely costumed in period silk brocades, fine lace and silk ribbons - especially charming are her original leather "gloves" that she wears upon her simply carved wooden hands.
A treasure, to be sure.








19" German Wax-over Papier-mâché with sparkling black pupil-less eyes, pierced ears, nice coloring and painted features - and note the original applied hairstyle in the form of medium brown mohair.
On her original body with carved wood arms and molded composition legs (flaking to boots), she wears her marvelous original two-piece ensemble of red polka-dot cotton, with lace accents.

An all original doll - ready for the cabinet.

Thank you,








If you find yourself drawn to small Grodner Tal wooden dolls and other rare small doll examples, you could save yourself a lot of trouble, and time, by purchasing this instant collection in the form of a Bazaar Seller surrounded by her wares (and possibly a shopper or two) - at least sixteen dolls in all, plus assorted figures.
The outdoor wooden market stall, safely housed under a glass dome, features additional items as well, such as articles of clothing, playing cards, scraps of printed cottons, books, baskets, and sewing items, but dolls seem to be the real focus of this of this lady's stock - lucky for you!

Dome measures: 12 1/2" in diameter x 13" tall








11 1/2" German Papier-mache shoulderhead that collectors know as a "Patent Washable" model, this doll is the smallest we have seen of these. Details include inset blue glass eyes, painted features in excellent condition and an applied light brown mohair wig, all on a cloth body with composition arms, and shapely legs that wear one-strap shoes.
She wears original printed cotton garments, including an early bonnet - all remain in very good condition overall.
An interesting papier-mache example that remains in all original condition.

HOLD for M.







The Sezincote Folly

John Darcy Noble named this delightful creation – part-grotto, part-Victorian-seashell-fantasy, all-wonderful – after a home that Sir Charles Cockerell built for himself in England with the fortune he had made in India. The home was called “Sezincote” and "was designed as a frivolous, Oriental fantasy, all fretwork and minarets, with a splendid onion dome."
According to John, "it's early Summer in the folly garden" and proof of that observation is the flag that flies high over Sezincote, for it is dated June, 1863.
Doll-life is bliss in the Folly, the many wooden and porcelain inhabitants eat strawberry cake, share it with their mouse friends and ride gentle donkeys, eternally. But, it was not so in the beginning, for John Noble spent countless hours restoring this whimsical creation and when it was finished, he stood back and "was astounded by the change I had wrought...now it was splendid, dignified; its colors harmonious, its proportions felicitous". Indeed.
The Folly is home to numerous wooden and china dollies, and do not miss the terriffic Evans & Cartwright table and chairs.

Measures: 15" tall x 22" wide x 11" deep










6 3/4" unusual and early German "alien head" in wax, on a fully jointed wooden body. The wax head denotes an elderly woman due to details in the modeling such as wrinkles upon the forehead, and a molded "cotton cap" that can be seen under the poke bonnet. The wooden body is typical on those found from Grodnertal dolls. The dress, of printed cotton, is original, as is the apron and bonnet.








For those who collect the rare and unusual, this piece should fill that bill quite nicely. What we have here is a British papier-mache head that bears the feature of a working jaw that is spring-operated. Pull down on the attached piece of twine, and the lower jaw moves to reveal upper and lower teeth. The paint finish is wonderful and largely intact - note that the eyes are especially wonderful.
We surmise he is British due to the newspaper that was utilized in his original construction - it's in English.
Add this fellow to your collection and launch a new career as a ventriloquist.

Measures: 9" tall overall


Since we all know time flies, you will have your doll at home in your arms in no time at all!

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