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Object Name Doll
Description Large female child bisque head doll with composition body wearing dark blue silk dress and dark blue velvet bonnet.

Doll has red/brown shoulder length hair curly hair with ringlets. The hair is sewn onto fabric that is then glued to head ( a repair?). The moveable blue eyes are sleeping eyes - opens when standing closed when lying down. Eyelashes are attached to the eyes and are also painted on the face. Eyebrows are painted on the face. Doll has open mouth with four upper teeth showing, lips are painted orange with dimple in chin, pale complexion with rosy cheeks.

Dark blue long sleeved cotton dress, brown tie on shoes.

Marking on back of head "PB inside star S H 1923 9 Germany so made by Schoenau and Hoffmeister between 1901 and 1953 ( see notes) .

The body is composition with ball joints at shoulder, elbow and wrist on the arms and at hip and knee on the legs.

Doll wears dark blue grosgrain silk long sleeved dress. Dress has pleated ruffle at hem. Dress opens at the back with series of mock button with snap fasteners underneath.. Dress has rough hand stitching and machine sewing and looks as if another garment / dress has been reworked to fit the doll. Doll also wears soft pink rayon petticoat with lace at the neck and hem is hand sewn. Panties are made from cream rayon stockingette and have lace trim . Doll wears white nylon honeycomb pattern socks to the knee (altered child socks?) and brown leather baby shoes that have pink ribbon to make tie larger using buttonhole and tied around button. Dark blue velvet bonnet with brim and ties under the chin is lined with pale blue nylon (like dress on doll 2010/161.01)

Note with doll "Elizabeth 1932 for my 8?th birthday ( a beautiful previous porcelain doll broke by Nora Suckling in the garage) 9th birthday Elizabeth was my birthday gift. My party held in the children playground Oamaru gardens with a treasure hunt to find gifts. Elizabeth tied in a tree (still in Oamaru Gardens 2000) at reaching height never to be forgotten just one of the lovely adventures our mother planned for us. Elizabeth sat in my bedroom on my [Janets] bookshelf. The black cat Tim knocked her off. Mother sent her to dolls hospital Dunedin for repair. At this time I was in my first year of nursing at Dunedin School of Nursing. " signed by Janet Lauder.

Janet was born November 1925 so would have celebrated her 7 th birthday in 1932

Date 1932
Year Range from 1901
Year Range to 1953
Catalogue Number 2010/161.02
Dimensions W-18 L-60 D-11.5 cm