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Object ID 1933.017.001
Object Name Doll
Collection Dolls
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Lee Wilson Dodd
Year Range from 1825
Year Range to 1830
Description English wax headed doll with a wig and movable eyes that open and close with a wire pull at the front of the doll's body. The body is stuffed linen and the forearms and legs are wax. The outfit is hand-made and appears to be original. It consists of a white cotton half-petticoat, white silk-satin slip, and white cotton dress and cap.
Dimensions H-14.5 W-4.5 inches
Dimension Details overall width
Owned Catherine Canby
Provenance Originally belonged to Catherine Canby, daughter of Elizabeth Roberts and James Canby, and an ancestor of the donor whose maiden name was Marian Canby.
Subjects Dolls
Search Terms Dolls
Wax Dolls
Catherine Canby
Elizabeth Roberts Canby
James Canby
Material Beeswax body; cotton dress; silk undergarments
Place of Origin England