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Object Name: doll

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1740-1760

Accession Number: 1955.21
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wood
  • glass
  • silk
  • wool
  • cane
  • linen
  • muslin
  • kid
  • cotton
  • painting

Doll of painted wood. Finely carved head with black and white glass eyes and light brown hair drawn to back of head.
Dress - Pink silk, fading and splitting at the front. Open robe with elbow length sleeves. Puffed skirt.
Other clothing with the doll comprises:
Stays - Cream satin, decorated with chequered cream silk ribbon. Petticoat - Alternating panels of cream satin and cream corded silk. Lined with cream wool. Pocket - Sewn to quilted petticoat, yellow silk damask bound with blue silk ribbon, lined with striped linen, contains pink silk damask and blue brocade pincushion. Pocket - pair of cream corded quilted pockets with ties, pink and red 'husswif' in one pocket. Hoop - Yellow linen. Three oval cane hoops sewn towards hem. Petticoat - White flannel. Petticoat - Yellow, white, red and blue striped silk. Chemise - White linen. Neck trimmed with bobbin lace. Full sleeves. Gloves - White kid extending above elbow. Stockings - Greenish silk with white and pink clocks. Shoes - Cream satin and corded silk, trimmed with narrow yellow silk braid. Cap - White bobbin lace pinned and sewn to satin-covered white cotton pad. Bow at CF. Hood - White cotton twilled and ribbed. Edged with black silk ribbon. Small formal floral pattern embroidered along front edge on cotton.


Type: Height
Height: 21 ins