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    Posted 11 years ago

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    I believe this called a Boudoir bed doll.
    Very art deco 20's era. I'm wondering if she is a Anita doll because I found one with good paint and hair that looked like a match.
    The crazy "Jester" pattern for the body is throwing me off.
    There are 4 or 5 tiny tiny nails.
    One on each temple
    One at base of neck in front
    One at top of head
    Very few single blond hairs.
    The nails must have held a hat/hair and
    Something went around the neck (can this be a Marionette
    All soft material for stuffing

    My dog growls at it everytime she sees it I purchased at a Thrift Shop
    It is about 28"

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 11 years ago
      Your doll is a Boudoir bed doll and yes sometimes used as Marionettes, He may have had on a Jesters hat also . I have seen them with printed bodies and usually was because how they were dressed the body became part of costume . Looks like a Jester man to me . Your right made about 1920 made of composition heads these heads did not fair well for some reason . They must have made the composition thinner or something as so many Boudoir dolls have much cracking painting chipping like yours . He could be restored but not sure the price you would pay to restore would bring enough increase in value to warrent it , unless you know how to do it :-) Thanks for sharing him/her on CW !
    2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 11 years ago
      It seems to me that he was probably once loved or valued in some way, or he wouldn't be here now, nearly a century later. I find him charming, and stable. Glad you found him.

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