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Doll in dotted Swiss dress.

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Ceramic, textile, leather, paint
Overall: 22 x 15 x 5 in. ( 55.9 x 38.1 x 12.7 cm )
Doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black molded hair, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with complete proper right arm, proper left arm ends at elbow, and complete leg with brown leather boots buttoned up front; dress gathered at waist, printed with floral pattern, with matching jacket over embroidered petticoats and stockings.
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This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
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Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group