22nd Feb, 2024 12:00

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

  Lot 17


A Smiling Bru gentleman fashion doll 1870s

Sold for £1,200
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

A Smiling Bru gentleman fashion doll 1870s, the pressed bisque swivel head on shoulder plate, both impressed C, blue striated glass eyes, brown feathered brows, closed slightly smiling mouth, pierced ears, brown hair wig on cork pate, gusseted kid body, black tailcoat, black and white dog tooth trousers, brown and black dog toothed waistcoat with gilt buttons and gilt toy watch on fob, white cotton shirt, black oil-cloth shoes, grey felt top hat and outsized pipe —13 1/2in. (34cm.) high (feint hairline from right eye to ear, fingers a little damage)