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Chinese Wooden Door of Hope Doll Depicting Mourner

Lot Number: 
10
12" (30 cm.) Having carved wooden head with polished natural finish,full cheeks,tinted eyes and brows,black painted hair in side-parted style,muslin body with wooden lower hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope mission doll,circa 1920,representing a Mourner in traditional hempen robes over white linen-like cotton mourning clothes,slippers,hempen cap with braided straw borders. Value Points: rare model with superb detail of carving,all original costume. The doll was acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1922
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1700