Marianna early English wooden doll
Lot 261
Marianna an important George II English wooden doll in original court mantua , 1747
Sold for £58,850 (US$ 98,916) inc. premium
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Marianna an important George II English wooden doll in original court mantua , 1747 Marianna an important George II English wooden doll in original court mantua , 1747 Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll Marianna early English wooden doll
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Marianna an important George II English wooden doll in original court mantua , 1747
The painted gesso face with finely carved features, defined cheeks, chin and nose, with finely painted red mouth and two red dots for nostrils, inserted black enamel eyes, with two red dots to corners, painted eyelashes, the eyebrows in one line with short dashes painted above and below, having nailed on shoulder lengh fair hair, the well formed torso tapering to the waist, with rounded hips, the arms attached with padded cloth, and having finely carved painted wooden lower arms with delicately carved fingers, the legs painted in white and peg-jointed at hips and knees, wearing original crimson, blue and cream striped silk sack-back dress, the open fronted bodice with decorative stomacher, elbow-length sleeves and lace-trimmed engageantes with separate ruffles and metal buttons, cream silk and lace bonnet with flowers, co-ordinating cream silk underskirt, another layer in white cotton and an extreme pink linen pannier with ties, having a hanging silk covered pomander and a pair of free-hanging secret pockets, with scarlet silk overlay, each false quilted and ornately embroidered, the first with a foliate and figural design, the other with a green shield and surrounding foliage, accessed through pocket slits to the dress and petticoats, another fringed and flounced narrow white underskirt, long white cotton socks with two pink garters, pink silk pointed shoes with silk ribbon ties and leather soles, in her wooden box with hand written paper label to lid 'a doll given to Grandmama Marianna Davis in Paris, when she was 3 years old, after she had recovered from a dangerous illness', box containing red and cream woolen blanket, straw work rattle, bone teething ring, extra cuff and silver paper shoe, and two pairs of carved wooden lower arms, (slight crack to paintwork to nose, two fingers to right hand and one to left with damage/loss, three fingers with slight paint loss to tips),

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  • Height 61cm (24in) tall.
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