22nd Feb, 2024 12:00

The Important Private Antique Doll Collection of Austin Smith and Margaret Harkin - Part 1

  Lot 14


A fine mid 19th century fashionable doll

Sold for £3,200
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000


A fine mid 19th century fashionable doll, the pressed bisque socket head with bisque shoulder-plate and elongated almond shaped blue striated glass eyes with a darker edge to iris, delicately painted features, ears pierced into the head, blonde mohair wig on card pate, Cruchet style kid covered wood body with painted hollow brass arms and bisque forearms, hinged hips and knees, the kid on upper legs looking like drawers and her lower legs probably wood covered in kid, original Maison bright blue two-part dress with train, grey silk piping and ribbons at cuffs, blue velvet trim, blue ribbon bow with tassels, lace collar and cuffs, a gilt and enamel toy fob watch on bow pin, silver pendant, white straw cap with blue silk trim and artificial flowers, cotton combination and petticoat, pink and white striped petticoat, cream wool petticoat, cream silk petticoat and black socks —17 1/4in. (44cm.) high (slight ageing to dress)