Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by dishesonpage, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:13 PM.

  1. dishesonpage

    dishesonpage Active Member

    Can anyone tell me about this doll? It’s very old. Stripes on dress look painted.

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  2. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid I don't have time to search right now, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw the markings on the back of the doll's head was BONOMI, Italy.

    (I could, of course, be wrong.)
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. dishesonpage

    dishesonpage Active Member

    What is that piece on her stomach?
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Looks like she makes noises of some kind? Crying when moved a particular way? Anything?

    I'm afraid in the grand scheme of things she doesn't look "very old."
  6. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Hard plastic, 1950's early 60's, original clothing, made in Italy, Great Condition. ... Joy.
  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My guess is that she made a sound that was close to 'mama', like those gizmos that make a mooing sound when you turn them over.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 6:43 AM
  8. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Yes, either a crier or a Mama voice box. Most do not work today.
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The name could be BONAMI, with an A.:)
  10. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    It does look a bit like an A, but if you click to enlarge, it looks more like an O.

    Google corrects Bonami to Bonomi.

    All I can think of is Bon Ami......the scouring powder..........:facepalm:
  11. dishesonpage

    dishesonpage Active Member

    I was thinking it was for a sound but unfortunately does not work. This was my mother’s doll (she was born 1939).
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  12. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Plastic was developed during the 1940's so the timeline is right, ... Joy. :)
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  13. dishesonpage

    dishesonpage Active Member

    I was able to take a picture of the inside leg joint. I didn’t really want to pull too hard because it is fragile. This really does not look like plastic to me, nor does is feel like plastic. Please see attached picture. Maybe this was originally my grandmothers doll, she was born in 1914......

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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  14. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Composition. Not always easy to tell from just a photo but your last photo tells the story of what the legs are.
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    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  16. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Yes, now I see the insides Judy is right .. composition. I think because of her features I would date her to late 30's early 40's. Her paint is still in very good condition, it did look like plastic from the photo but her weight alone would have revealed her makeup, much heavier than plastic. Sometimes one would love to hold it in hand and the answer would be revealed. Well Done Judy ... Joy. :):):)
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  17. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    You're absolutely right Joy! Holding in one's hand can make all the difference in the world.

    She has been well cared for, that's for sure.
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  18. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

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