Posted 5 years ago
My Mom passed away last year at the age of 91. These cuties were in one of her dresser drawers. The boy is a bit taller than the girl and they all seem to have the same wardrobe except one boy who is missing his felt hat and their ties are different. The clothes look hand sewn to me, there is some metal (maybe pewter?) peeking out from under the red paint on the shoes, and I think the hands are metal too. Their faces are painted and have very fine cracks. The back of their heads don't have paint and seem to be like a clay. Their heads and legs and arms move maybe on wire. The bodies are wrapped in like an ace bandage type of fabric. The clothes are a felt and cotton mix with accents of embroidery yarn. I was going to give them to my granddaughter to play with...and then thought better. I can't seem to find anything about their history on the Web or how much they might be worth even though I think I've looked at over 1,000 pictures of vintage dolls! There are no markings so I am curious if these were handmade for just one little girl or if they were mass produced for tourists. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!