Antique doll

Aug 02, 2021. 19:47 UTC
Antique doll
Gretchen
United States of America

Category
Dolls

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Antique doll porcelain head with genuine gold painted charm on necklace and hair clips, wooden hand carved hands / lower arms and boots / lower leg. Body is stuffed cloth. Clothing is bloomer style under pants, slip, dress and apron. I inherited this doll in 1986. It was my grandmothers from her own childhood. She was born 1903

Provenance

It was my grandmothers “childhood doll”. I do remember her having it on her bed during day. She was born in 1903 but I am unaware of origin of doll. My grandmother was born and grew up in Missouri. The doll has always had the same clothing on which my memory of doll goes back to earliest days being late 1970’s. I have kept this doll wrapped up in a box since I inherited it.

Answered within about 4 hours
Aug 02, 23:33 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Gretchen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I need to know the height/length of this doll before I can complete this appraisal.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique porcelain head doll
Probably French or German, circa 1900-1910
With glazed porcelain head with blue eyes, blond hair and gilt necklace, carved wooden or composition hands and legs, cloth body, wearing patterned blue and white full-length dress with pantaloons underneath. Unmarked.
19 1/2 inches tall
CONDITION: condition appears to be good with some fading and aging commensurate with age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Gretchen dorn Aug 05, 07:05 UTC

I looked on head / shoulders of doll and find no markings at all.

Gretchen dorn Aug 10, 22:20 UTC

Thank you for the above information. The doll measures approximately 19 1/2” in length. I’m hoping to find a buyer for the doll who will appreciate it.

Delia Aug 11, 12:01 UTC

Thanks, Gretchen, you're all set.

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