19” Rock-A-Bye Baby Composition & Cloth Doll Doll – Averill (?) - Hard to find!
She is 19” tall with a composition shoulder plate head on a cloth body.
She has brown rock-a-bye sleep eyes. To get them to close, you rock the doll from side to side (back and forth from left to right). You have to rock her several times to get them fully closed. When you rock her, her crier also works. I find to get them to work she has to be rocked very aggressively and they eventually close.
The Averill Manufacturing Co. made dolls with this type of eyes but they frequently did not mark their dolls. She may have been made by them but I can’t guarantee it. The mechanism that secures the rock a bye eyes is located under her wig, back of her head.
The composition on her face is in overall good condition with light paint flake. She has composition arms that are in overall good condition as well. her fingers are intact and she retains a lot of the red outlines on her nails. Her cloth body and legs are in good condition.
Her wig is short brown hair and it’s cute but a little sparse. It is glued securely to her head and is original to the doll. Bonnet covers nicely.
Wears a vintage off white dress, under-garment, slip and a lined bonnet with ribbon ties. Her vintage booties are also off white with ribbon ties. The clothes are in good condition but there is a pink stain on the slip. I have not laundered it so don’t know if it will come out. She is very sweet and very unique to find. Display ready. 19" tall.
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