OOAK Art Doll With Doll

Name:  OOAK Art Doll With Doll

Made by and When:  Pre-2008

Material: (Larger doll) Polymer clay head, lower arms and lower legs below the knees; stuffed cloth body covered with a nylon stocking, mohair, and wood; (held doll) yarn, tea-stained white cloth body, and embroidery thread

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 20 inches without the base stand, 22 inches when attached to the wooden base; the small doll is 7 inches tall.

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: (Large doll) Brown and blonde mohair wig styled in two plaits, painted and sculpted brown eyes with applied upper eyelashes, closed mouth; (small doll) black yarn hair, embroidered facial features

Clothes: (Large doll) An off-white scarf is tied on the head, wears an off-white blue-floral-print dress with pink floral-print fabric patches on the sleeves and the skirt of the dress (tea-stained areas give it a vintage look). An off-white patched apron has an embroidered milk jug and a glass. Each embroidered character has a face, arms, and legs with “More Please” embroidered underneath. The doll wears polymer clay sculpted double T-strap brown shoes with cutouts at the toes; the shoes have scuff marks. (Small doll) wears a pink floral-print dress.

Other: The former owner won this doll at a doll show in Boston, MA in approximately 2008. Representing a circa 1940s child, the larger doll has a beautifully sculpted face and hands and holds a smaller white cloth doll, the body of which is tea-stained to appear vintage. The larger doll’s head is tilted to the doll’s right. The doll is attached to a removable wooden doll stand with metal pegs that insert into the bottom of each polymer clay shoe. It’s characteristics are similar to Gloria Tepper’s doll art.



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Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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