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Doll: woman in net dress

Object Number: 
1937.1230
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Ceramic, wood, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 x 2 in. ( 19 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black molded hair, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and wooden lower arm, and divided leg composed of stuffed cloth upper leg and wooden lower leg; cream-colored lace dress with short sleeves over plain shift and petticoat.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group