American Cloth Moravian Doll Known as "Maggie-Bessie"

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17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with flat-dimensional face, oil-painted complexion, hair and facial features, short brown center-parted hair with feathering details, shaded blue eyes, black and brown upper eyeliner, feathered brows, outlined nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth, stitch-jointed body, oil-painted lower arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent, some typical light craquelure and rubs. Comments: created by Bessie and Maggie Pfohl in their Moravian community of Salem, North Carolina, early 1900s. Value Points: most artistic painting of features, the doll was acquired by Connie Bailey from the original owner.
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