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Object Name: Doll
Date: ca. 1895
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Medium: Ceramic, leather, textile, hair, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 32 x 11 x 6 in. ( 81.3 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm )
Place made: Europe, Germany
Description: Child doll with bisque shoulder head, blond wig glued to pate, sleeping eyes, open mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed kid upper arm with gusseted elbow and bisque lower arm with molded hand, and leg with hip and knee joints formed by stitching; sleeveless knee-length muslin shift, knee-high stockings, and leather ankle-strap shoes.
Credit Line: Gift of Richard E. Davis
Object Number: 1961.21
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Marks: Impressed on back of shoulder plate: "N. made in Germany"

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This is a "Jumeau type" doll. According to Christie's appraiser Olivia Bristol, it is probably made by J. D. Kestner Jr., of Waltershausen, Thuringia.