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Peasant from Marburg doll
  • Germany
  • Peasant from Marburg doll, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • bisque, glass, hair, brocade, lace, sequin, ribbon
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2278
Description

Physical Description: Female figure with a bisque head and composition body. Articulated at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Brown glass eyes set in, as well as real eyelashes complemented with some painted lashes and brows. Lips are accented with red. Teeth are set in. Open mouth. Blonde hair wig with al the hair pulled to the top of head.

Dress: Violet petticoat with pink trim at hem and a red petticoat with patterned braid and ribbon trims. Dark blue skirt with patterned braid and ribbon trims at the hem. Pale green, brocade apron with lace trim. Green patterned shirt with orange trim and a gray bow. White scarf at neck. Violet knee socks tied with ribbons at the knee. Black patent shoes with a white strap. Hat with sequins and black ribbons hanging from it.

Artist was likely around Marseille