This adorable little rubber doll measures a mere 1 7/8" long and is the perfect size for a 1" scale dollhouse. The facial features and a pair of pink booties are painted-on and the soft rubber body is bendable.
The doll was found with the small bed; a lovely confection of blue silk, ruffles and lace. This measures 3" long, 2" wide and 1" tall. The bed is made of cardboard and the sloping sides are covered in blue silk with lace lining and trim. It is surrounded by a gathered cotton ruffle. These pieces are sewn to the box. The tiny lace-trimmed pillow is about 1" by 1/2".
The doll is shown on page 196 of "American Dollhouses & Furniture" by Dian Zillner. Here the author writes that it and 4 family members were advertised in "House Beautiful" in 1948 and that they were probably made by the Flagg Doll Company. It is in nice condition with a slight discoloration on the lags. There is a small staple in the back which may have been a tag or where the doll was attached to a card.
The bassinette, while in nice structural condition, has suffered from the elements and the fabrics, especially the ruffle, have much age-related tanning. Only one end of the ruffle shows a bit of the original light blue color. This is lightly tacked to the box at the corners and removal and reattachment would be a easy thing to do. The stitching that attaches the lace lining has broken in places and the lace has fallen away from the sides of the box.
A charming piece and priced to compensate for the fabric damage.