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Three Chinese Door of Hope Dolls including Two Children

Lot Number: 
9
8" (20 cm.) Each has carved wooden head,muslin body,one child with wooden hands. Including 8" child with darkened complexion,black painted hair with unusual double parts,painted small side combs and attached queue,wearing silk tunic over two additional shirts,short purple silk pants,slippers,embroidered cap with attached hair; 8" child with black painted pate and attached queue,long pink silk tunic with blue edging and high collar over cotton tunic,pale blue pants with silk slippers; and 12" Amah with elongated face,darkened complexion,painted black hair with defined bangs and coiled chignon with gold hair pin,wearing blue silk tunic over cotton shirt,black silk skirt with unusual plisse inserts,two layers of pants,slippers,and black velvet cap with richly encrusted glass beading. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope mission,circa 1920. Value Points: rare models with wonderfully detailed and preserved original costumes.
Realized Price: 
$1,600
Presale Estimate: 
1800/2300