Lot: 32. Very Rare American Cloth Doll by Izannah Walker
18" (46 cm). All cloth doll with pressed and oil painted facial features and hair, shaded brown hair with centerpart and two ringlet curls arranged in front of each stitch-sculpted ear, stippled curls around the back of head, painted brown eyes with shaded detail, tiny white eyedots, and large black pupils, outlined eyes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, stitch-jointing at hips, knees and shoulders, stitched fingers, separately stitched thumbs, painted high ankle boots with red edging and defined lacing, antique pantalets, chemise and plaid dress that may be original. Condition: generally excellent, some characteristic rubs. Comments: Izannah Walker, circa 1873. Value Points: very rare American doll by known artist has compelling folk portraiture expression, original artful painting, painted shoes, ringlet curls.
Realized Price: 19000
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