Another little doll, real hair!

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Steve Shubinski, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    This little doll is made from some type of plastic, has movable legs and has real hair. The face is hand painted and it is interesting how both eyes are gazing to one side. The doll has a little gown that is sewn together so I could not check out the back for any markings without damaging the gown. This one is 2 5/8" long. Any ideas on age or maker? Thanks so much!
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  2. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Are you sure the hair is real?

    The strands look like straw in the last picture.

    Cute doll.......not of any $ value.

    Side glancing eyes were popular..........
     
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't worry about destroying value by removing the 'gown' - nothing but a scrap of material used to cover her nakedness.
     
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  5. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Agree..............
     
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Disagree. Here little tunic is period and appears to be original.

    Debora
     
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  7. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Sideways on I think her head looks like a coconut.
     
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  8. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    Thanks Judy and Debora. The hair is very soft, not what I would expect from straw.
     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Might be mohair or human.

    Debora
     
  10. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I would be surprised if the hair were real.....not generally used on inexpensive dolls.

    The tufts on the top of her head look like straw in the photo, but you do have the doll in hand.

    Also, the way the back of the garment is made, it looks as though a few stitches could be removed to reveal any marks. Easily sewn again. No harm done whatsoever.
     
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