Ceramic, textile, leather, metal, paint
Overall: 12 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. ( 31.8 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm )
written: in pencil on tag affixed to doll: "Doll/about 1850/Porcelain Head/it is unusual/to see Boy Dolls"
Boy 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 stuffed kid lower arm with separate fingers, complete leg with row of stitching allowing lower leg to bend; blue velvet double-breasted jacket with brass buttons over tucked white shirt, gray trousers with brass button trim, and blue velvet footwear.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.