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Antique black stocking doll tall thin and beautiful 19"

Antique black stocking doll tall thin and beautiful 19"


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Dolls: Pre 1920: Item # 1306846

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 $375.00 
This is a very simple black stockinette doll all hand sewn with an embroidered face by a fairly unskilled hand but it looks like they did as best they could. She is tall and thin and sits easily even though she is not jointed. She has on a red calico early dress sewn with tiny stitches, and a red checked apron with a few holes and spots. She is firmly stuffed with cotton. There is no suggestion that she ever had hair. She has very long arms and a doll with long arms always reminds me of a story a good friend of mine told me. When her daughter went off to college and would come home for holidays and leave again, her daughter would say to her , no long arms Mom, please no long arms. My friend realized when she watched her daughter walk away she would stand with her shoulders sagging and her arms hanging down. So therefore, no long arms but this doll does have them and it does give me a quick smile and a little bit of a sadness each time I see her sitting on the shelf. She is a goodbye doll. Circa 1910-20 and 19" tall