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Thursday, June 17, 2010

1800's WOODEN JOEL ELLIS DOLL


Vermont Novelty Co. made wooden jointed dolls, and stopped making dolls in 1873. The hands and feet were cast lead; the arms and legs were turned rock maple. The mortise and tenon joints fit tightly so she could pose. The head was pressure formed and painted. Usually the head is in poor condition, for any moisture would cause paint to pop off due to swelling.
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2 comments:

  1. MA, is this a doll in your collection? Its construction is interesting.

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  2. nN, I wish.... belongs to one of our members.

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