Offered is a little girl composition doll that appears to be from the 1930 era. She is unmarked, so some of the description is guess work. She is 17" tall with a 10" chest. Her molded hair is strawberry blonde. She has pretty green sleep eyes which are most likely painted tin. Her eyebrows and lashes are painted. Her small, painted red mouth is closed. She is jointed. The bottoms of her feet have holes for a stand (?). We have tried to find similar in Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls Vol II by Mertz. The closest we have come is a Goodyear Toy Co doll, noting the similarity to Patsy Ann type, but of cheaper construction (p230). Also a Horsman doll designed again to compete with Patsy Ann, possibly Jane (pg 264-265). We feel the construction is of cheaper original quality. Note the poor finishing at the arm joints and where the head joins the shoulder. This doll is dressed in the unmarked red gingham dress in which she was found. We found her at an estate sale and the only information is she was in a plain box with Barb Antique Doll written in marker. PLEASE NOTE: she does have a couple areas where the composition is deteriorating. There are two crack areas on the side of the head. The left leg is crazed, the right leg in better shape. Anyone who would like to correct the description with additional information is welcome to do so. Original listing price $50 item 2398b Lot 4.1.8
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