Norah Wellings Cloth Flapper Doll Circa 1920's to 1930's with molded head and wool felt covered hand-painted facial features. She is perfect for your cabinet at only 8 inches in height. Her face is brightly painted with dark blue eyes, long eyelashes and one eyebrow peeking out from under her hat. Her cheeks are bright and rosy red. She has red nostrils and red lips with defined teeth. Her neck is jointed and easily turns for posing. She features a bright yellow wool felt hat and matching scarf. I did not remove her scarf as it looks like it's never been removed. Her body has a green velveteen top with flesh colored velveteen hands and a blue-grey dropped waist, flirty, velveteen skirt. Her legs are made of a fine cotton with sewn on yellow velveteen boots. The Norah Wellings label is sewn onto her left foot.
She is firmly, yet softly stuffed. She has no odors and is clean. Her clothes are slightly faded in front compared to the back. There are no holes in the wool or dress and no repairs. There is a pinpoint brown discoloration on the right side of her yellow cap and inside her left leg. She has an elastic loop attached to her back for hanging.
Nora Wellings started her own toy store named Victoria Toy Works in 1926 in Wellington United Kingdom.
She looks to be ready for a drive or maybe even a flight as her cap and scarf look like she could have been a race car driver or an aviatrix. I have searched in vain for a comparable Nora Wellings doll and there are none to be found.
Date: 1920's to 1930's
Marks: Made in England by Norah Wellings label sewn on bottom of left foot
Size: approximately 8 inches tall
Condition: Clean, no smells, with bright painted facial features with no paint loss. No holes or repairs to doll. Slight fading in velveteen in front compared to back. Small brown pinprick discoloration on right side of hat and inside left leg. Please see photos.
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