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Early stump doll sepia ink drawn face great clothing 1860-70

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A very early cloth doll with ink drawn face, mitten hands, cloth body that continues down to her hemline without legs and never was meant to have legs. This mother thought of a short cut and I have had dolls like this before that look fine and no one is the wiser that they don't have legs. She is all hand sewn. Her clothes are early also and maybe original. Her blouse is a great red and black calico print with a gathered bodice, long sleeves and 4 mother of pearl buttons as closures on the back. Her skirt is an antique fine wool with a black velvet trim at the hem line, showing nice wear. She has on a homemade embroidered petticoat under her skirt. Her body and head are made of fine homespun linen. She is stuffed with cotton medium firm. Her ink face has a toothy smile, an oval circle for her nose, (I have never seen that before but it works), and round circles for eyes with a good size dot for her pupils. There is a round circle drawn in the same ink defining her face with wisps of hair along the top. Just outside the circle are ears on both sides drawn again with the ink. Her face is wonderful and folky and very original. This is not your average cloth doll, she has a lot going for her. She sits nicely and bend from the waist. She is 15" tall and 17" including her skirt. Circa 1860-70