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Object ID N1989.049.035 e
Object Name Doll
Title Chinese Young Girl in Silk
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Mrs William P. Bancroft
Date circa 1901
Year Range from 1901
Year Range to 1914
Made Door of Hope Mission
Makers mark Marks: #3 on jacket; #19 on under jacket
Description Door of Hope "Chinese Young Girl in Silk" doll: Female child doll with a stuffed cloth body, carved pearwood head, painted features, and long black hair. The outfit consists of white cotton undergarments under pale pink silk embroidered trousers and a pale blue silk embroidered jacket with a Mandarin collar and white trim. The trousers and jacket both also have multi-colored ribbon trim. The shoes are green silk with pink stitching. The jacket is lined in two colors of pink. The headband is pale blue with pink and blue embroidered flowers, red & black accents on the sides, and a red pom pom at the front. The doll's bound feet indicate an early date for the doll.
Dimensions H-8.5 inches
Dimension Details .
Owned Mrs. William P. (Emma Cooper) Bancroft
Provenance Donated to the Society by Mrs. Bancroft's daughters, Mrs. Sarah Bancroft Clark & Lucy Bancroft Gillette. According to a note in the file, Emma Bancroft actively acquired pieces for her doll collection between 1892 & 1929.
Subjects Dolls
Missionaries
Missions
Children
People Bancroft, Mrs. William P.
Search Terms Door of Hope Mission
Door of Hope Dolls
Chinese Dolls
China
Children
Place of Origin Shanghai, China