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Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania

Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1131408
 $375 
$375. each

These two bottle dolls each have lots of personality. The ample bosom mammy on the left dates to the 1920's. She has had a life of hard wok as seen in her tattered apron and head scarf. Her feedsack print dress does not show wear. She is 13" tall. The doll on the right has clothes that indicate an earlier date. She was probably made in the late 19th century with clothing a bit fancier than her counterpart's. Her apron, for instance, has a lace bottom. She measures 14 1/2" tall to the top of her hair knot. Both are from Pennsylvania.