Rare American Brown-Complexioned Doll by Joel Ellis

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12" (30 cm.) Carved wooden doll with paint-over-gesso finish, rich brown complexion, black short curly hair, painted brown upper-glancing eyes, closed mouth, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, metal hands and feet with painted blue heeled ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Joel Ellis, circa 1875. Value Points: rare doll from the New England doll and carriage maker with wonderfully-preserved original brown complexion, retaining original gold paper neck band.
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