Doll: old oriental woman
Composition, textile, paint
Overall: 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm )
Doll with composition shoulder head, white molded hair gathered in bun, and painted facial features representing an elderly woman; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and composition lower arm and divided leg composed of stuffed cloth upper leg and composition lower leg; Chinese costume consisting of blue silk jacket with black bands edged in gold braid and purple silk trousers.
Christie's appraiser Olivia Bristol describes this doll as a "door-of-hope missionary doll" (Christie's Appraisals, Inc., Auction Estimates, January 7, 1998).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.