Jill Bennett Sitting Period Costume Doll Holding Baby @ £140.00SOLD
The following doll belonged to a well-known and distinguished personality within the doll’s house world, and was part of their amazing personal dolls house and miniatures collection. The owner has sadly passed away and it is with reluctance the family are selling. I am on a promise to find good homes for all the wonderful items.
This is a beautiful early Jill Bennett doll, who was a highly renowned artisan dollmaker, but who sadly is no longer with us.
The doll is in a sitting position and is holding a little baby, which can easily be removed. The lovely female doll has a porcelain head with painted features and pewter body, she really is so heavy! She also has porcelain hands. This doll is beautifully dressed and wigged, as all Jill Bennett’s dolls were, with a gorgeous high-necked pale green dress, that includes gold trim and lace embellishment. There is also a cotton lace edged petticoat and bloomers, plus pale green coloured painted shoe detail. She has a little traditional lace and ribbon cap/hair embellishment. The baby has been simply created with slightly aged lace, part of which has been embellished with tiny pale green ribbon bows. You cannot really see the baby’s face but I think her head is wooden with painted features. She is in a good used condition and is in 1/12th scale.
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