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Object Name Doll
Catalog Number 0985.11.00146
Date ca. 1860
Description Child male doll with natural blonde hair and a bisque head that rotates. Papier-mache arms and legs; probably a crude five-piece papier-mache body. Eyes are brown glass. Mouth and cheeks are painted pink. Mouth is parted. Clothing is brown velvet two-piece suit with white silk cravat and waistcoat, white cuffs, multicolored cumberbund, faux buckles with red silk ribbon at calves, and brown stockings. Shoes are black or dark brown leather with faux brown silk laces. Female head, due to pierced ears, but dressed as male. Possibly German made for French market.
Material porcelain; hair (probably human); textiles
Dimensions H-9 W-4 D-2 inches
Owned Mrs. Ross Handley
Provenance The doll belonged to Mrs. Ross Handley and listed as being 80 years old at donation date (so made approx. 1860). Mrs. Ross Handley was Honorary President of the Tennessee Division, UDC. She was President of the Nashville Chapter No. 1 for seven years and was State Chaplain. Handley was Chairman of the Old Soldier's Home and was one of the committee that made possible Confederate Memorial Hall on Peabody Campus.
People Handley, Ross, Mrs.
Subjects toys