These reproductions are inspired by dolls found in European and American households in the early 1800's. Head, hands and feet are constructed of a durable composition clay. the primitive body is made of muslin. The entire doll has been treated to a stained and antiqued finish. Hands are attached with navy blue ribbon and feet are attached with ecru ribbon. The upper arms are stuffed and attached to the dress separately. All clay parts on the doll are hand sculpted using no molds. Not a toy.
This 18" doll is dressed in an antiqued navy blue and tan floral printed fabric with a tan satin ribbon tied about her bust and sleeves. A linen fichu is tucked into the neckline of her dress. Her sculpted hair is painted brown with a sculpted ponytail and barrette in the back of her head and painted curls surrounding her face. A plain smart bonnet is affixed to her head trimmed in crochet lace and tied below her chin with a satin ribbon . She holds a cloth bodied doll on which she is sewing. A faux needle and thread are attached and may be positioned in her hands. She has brown eyes that are given a translucent effect.
Included, is a blue wooden trunk finished in an antique patina. It is filled with five tiny dolls she has completed. They are all jointed at the shoulders and hips ans range from 2 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches. There is a total of six dolls in this set.