22nd Feb, 2024 12:00

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

  Lot 40


A Barrois swivel headed fashionable doll

Sold for £1,400
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


A Barrois swivel headed fashionable doll, pressed bisque with blue striated glass eyes with darker edge to iris, light brown feathered brow, pink painted mouth with slight smile and dark pink outline, moulded ears pierced into the head, cork pate with blonde mohair wig, shoulder plate impressed E 4 B, gusseted kid body, original purple silk with cream trim two part bustle dress, pleated muslin collar and cuffs, cream silk thread covered buttons, brass and enamel toy watch on ribbon pin, matching straw hat with purple velvet ribbon and artificial flower trim, bone handled dummy parasol with purple silk and cream fringing, black leather heeled shoes with brown ribbon trim and gilt buckles, socks, white muslin drawers, chemise and petticoat —18in. (46cm.) high (wig and pate with insect damage, missing one heel and some fading to dress)