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Object Name: Lady doll
Date: 1850-80
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Medium: Ceramic, textile, glass, metal, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/2 x 17 x 4 in. ( 57.2 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm )
Place made: Europe, Germany
Description: Doll with glazed porcelain shoulder head, black hair molded in braided and coiled bun, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm, hands with separate thumbs, divided leg, and cloth shoes with bows; blue and white striped bonnet decorated with ribbon and lace, black net gloves, blue dress with black lace decoration over cream-colored embroidered petticoats and knickers, with black stockings. Glass dome and wooden base for displaying doll.
Credit Line: Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 1945.184
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According to the accession records, this doll was "dressed by [Jenny Lind] from scraps from her wardrobe for the small daughter of a friend." The doll was purchased from Mrs. Eva Leete of Guilford, CT, in 1925.

Provenance:

The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt