Tender Antique Black Bottle Doll with Huge Blue Eyes

Regular price $165.00

Another from the Rockport, MA estate of the artist, activist and collector Ellen Gabin, who had a special fondness for dolls--this one I think my favorite of all. Teeming with life, with wonderful hand-embroidered face that feels full of hope and longing, on sock/stockingette body, the upper body stuffed and the lower half stretched over a weighted bottle, which allows her to stand up tall on her own. With white hand-sewn undergarments, included long linen petticoat. 

15” t x approx 7” w. With holes here and there to the (outer layer) stocking but stable and sound, not spilling any stuffing and not fragile. Late 19th/early 20th century I believe, displays beautifully.