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Naive painted face doll with calico dress and apron antique

Naive painted face doll with calico dress and apron antique


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1296994

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 $1,450.00 
A very striking painted face cloth doll from the 19th C. My feeling is that the maker painted her face black and then once the paint was dry she painted the face with a cream colored paint and while still wet removed the cream paint with something like a screw driver to draw the face. There is probably a name for this technique but I couldn't find it. The black of her head is painted blue over a black for a blue bonnet effect. She has a modified hour glass figure. She has mitten hands. She is very firmly packed with cotton. Her neck cracked at some point and it has old stitching in the front and is cracked at the back but is solidly in place. She has on an old calico dress that has been washed and starched as well as a homemade apron out of extremely early brown calico fabric. She has a wonderful petticoat under her dress and straight forward pantaloons. She has on black socks and shoes that her feet are stuffed into and if I take them off I don't think I can ever get them back on. Her legs feel all original so I don't feel it is necessary to take them off. She is 24" doll and is circa 1880-1890 She is very different and very nice.