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Rare Grodnertal Wooden Doll Depicting a Man with Sideburns

Lot Number: 
9
13" (33 cm.) The all-wooden doll has a one-piece head and torso of a very slender adult man,with heart-shaped face and elongated throat,brown sculpted hair with very deep combmarks,long sideburns in front of each sculpted ear,painted-over-gesso complexion with small blue downward-glancing eyes,single stroke brows,closed mouth with firmly-set lips,all- wooden body with articulation at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent,few flakes at back of hair. Comments: Grodnertal,mid-19th century. Value Points: rare gentleman doll,with brown hair and sideburns,he is wearing his superb original silk costume with plaid long silk tunic under blue silk tunic,with brown patterned edging,brown kidskin slippers,and wonderful magenta silk satin trousers.
Realized Price: 
$1,500
Presale Estimate: 
1800/2500