30th Apr, 2024 12:00

The Austin Smith and Margaret Harkin Antique Doll Collection - Part 2

  Lot 200


A very fine Grodnerthal pedlar doll

Sold for £7,500
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

A very fine Grodnerthal pedlar doll, carved and painted wood with pale brown upward glancing eyes, black dotted eyebrows, carved ears pierced into the head, black painted and chip carved hair with tan tuck comb, curled strands of hair onto the forehead and down the side of face, jointed wooden body, painted forearms and lower legs with red painted slippers, gilt bead earrings, brown velvet chocker with gilt metal beads, original blue silk skirt with coloured ribbon trim, mauve silk bodice with brown velvet trim and gilt threads cords, white kid and puffed muslin sleeves, black net fingerless long gloves, muslin apron, white silk petticoat, blue ribbon wrapped around lower legs and red silk slippers with red ribbon tied up the leg with elaborate wicker basket of wares including six miniature Grodnerthal dolls, printed face screen of a young boy playing tambourine, five books, a bone teetotum, two miser’s purses, other purses, ribbons, baskets, several pincushions, various bags, work bags and baskets, standing on dome base —13in. (33cm.) height of doll (some perishing to skirt)