This skillfully sculpted portrait of Martha Washington was executed by artist Martha Oathout Ayers who was commissioned by Emma Clear. Clear produced these dolls in both untinted bisque , such as this example, and in china. This example is beautifully painted. Her mob cap is tooled to look like lace, the ruffled edged is shadowed in blue, and the band has floral decorations on it.
The hands on these dolls are the most beautiful sculpted porcelain hands I have ever seen on an artist doll.
The doll is on her original cloth body and wears the corset the Emma Clear liked to put on her lady dolls. Her size makes her ideal to sew for, think of the fun you could have costuming her.
Maker: Emma Clear
Marks: Bears the maker's mark as shown in our images.
Condition: Lovely, no chips, cracks or repairs
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