|Queen Anne Dolls in Bonhams Auction
||[May. 21st, 2010|09:42 am]
18th C. Doll-Wooden Queen Anne, reproductions & wa
There are 3 Queen Annes in the upcoming Bonhams auction of "Fine Dolls & Teddy Bears" at http://www.bonhams.com/ |
The Queen Annes are lots 148-150 & include a 1680 QA dressed as a Carmelite nun. The backstory I read on this doll was that it was a custom of Catholic girls entering religious orders to have a doll dressed in the clothing of their order & send it back to their parents. The other 2 QA dolls include a 1740 in fashionable dress & one that seems to be in a shift or nightgown. If you are interested in later wooden dolls, there seem to be a number of Grodner Tal types in the auction.