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Source : [Wax doll] [toy]
Format : Toy
Dimensions : 490 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Donated by : Mrs J. Callen
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Description :

A doll, with wax arms and lower legs, wearing a pink floral dress, pink bonnet, gingham drawers, chemise, bodice and petticoat.

This doll was brought to Australia from England in the 1880s as a gift for Sarah, an eight year old girl. The clothes are probably original, but this could not be confirmed by the donor, the younger daughter of Sarah. The donor noted that the doll had been carelessly exposed to the hot Australian sun for too long a time and melted.

The doll's nose, which suffered mostly from the melting, was re-modelled by conservators in 2000.

Further reading :

Coleman, Dorothy S. The collector's encyclopedia of dolls, New York: Crown Publishers ,[1968]-c1986

Hillier, Mary (ed.) Pollock's dictionary of English dolls, New York: Crown, 1983

King, Constance Eileen. The collector's history of dolls, London: R. Hale; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978, c1977

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