10" celluloid doll by Hilda S. Ege, a doll artist active in Oslo, Norway in the 1940's through very early 1950's. Ege dressed her dolls in the old regional costumes of Norway, paying great attention to detail.
This doll is dressed in a blue wool skirt, linen blouse and embroidered vest, She has blond floss hair and a red embroidered cap. I love the hand embroidered details on her clothing. This doll was brought from Oslo in about 1945 as a gift to the former owner. The doll is in overall good condition, but the linen blouse has yellowed and the celluloid face and hands have dried a bit. The celluloid looks fine from normal viewing distance, but a close up under magnification shows its age.
This doll is part of a large collection of dolls from around the world. The former owner collected these over the course of many decades, from her travels or the travels of friends and family. They date from the 1930's to about 1979. She kept a record of the year and place of acquisition, so we are able to identify most of these dolls. We would like to find new homes for all these dolls, and are happy to combine shipping and to consider offers for multiple purchases.