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Doll: woman in black w/shawl

Object Name: Doll
Date: 1900-1930
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Medium: Papier-mâché, textile, hair, beads, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 14 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, Italy, Milan
Description: Doll with papier-mâché head, yellow hair, and painted facial features; stuffed cloth body with arms jointed at shoulder and hands with separate thumb and first finger and other fingers formed by stitching; ethnic costume consisting of tall brimless black felt hat with lace around bottom, bead necklace, flower print shawl with fringe, long black felt skirt with light blue apron, muslin underclothes, and black booties.
Object Number: INV.10972
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Marks: cloth label: stitched to inside of skirt hem: "A. Alberani Vecchiotti / MILANO / Made in Italy" written: in pencil on tag attached to wrist: "art. 33 / Venezia / Tridentina"

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Christie's appraiser Olivia Bristol describes this doll as a "Lenci/Look-alike" (Christie's Appraisals, Inc., Auction Estimates, January 7, 1998).