Pansy by Leo Moss

Name: Pansy Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1888 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with painted composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth rag-stuffed body Marks: 1888 (incised in the back of the head) Height: 23 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Textured black hair with molded pigtails to accommodate ribbons, inset brown glass eyes, smiling mouthContinue reading “Pansy by Leo Moss”

Mina by Leo Moss

Name: Mina Made by and When: Leo Moss, 1903 Material: Papier-mâché shoulder head with composition arms and legs, and a brown cloth body Marks: MINA (incised into the front of the shoulder plate), LEO MOSS / 1903 (incised into the back of the head) Height: 22 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Molded, texturized hair; medium brownContinue reading “Mina by Leo Moss”

Zuri an OOAK Cloth Doll

Name: Zuri (named by the owner) Made by and when:  Anny Doll Art, circa 2021 Material:  Cloth Marks: None Height: 12 inches Hair/ Eyes/Mouth: Natural goat hair accented with light pink silk hair ribbons, beautifully painted facial features with acrylic-painted blue eyes, and acrylic-painted red lips Clothes/Accessories: Handmade cotton dress in burgundy and brown trimmingContinue reading “Zuri an OOAK Cloth Doll”

Dolls by Madelyn McCraney

A Selection of Dolls by Madelyn McCraney of Kuumba Art Design Studio All dolls in this installation are by Madelyn McCraney of Kuumba Art Design Studio, “whose passion, purpose, and heart’s desire are simple; glorify God in all that she does and bring joy to the hearts of her clientele through her uniquely created KuumbaContinue reading “Dolls by Madelyn McCraney”

Native Australian (Aboriginal) Dolls

Name: Miracle, Mullyan, and Faith—Native Australian (Aboriginal) Dolls Made by and When: Wendy Frank, 2009 Material: Papier-mâché, felt, different shades of brown paint and brown cloth, and leather Marks: Artist-signed hangtags Height: 17, 15, and 17 inches Hair and Facial Features: Synthetic hair in shades of brown and auburn, molded and painted mask faces haveContinue reading “Native Australian (Aboriginal) Dolls”

Musical Cloth Dolls

Name: Musical Dolls Made by and When: Lorna Paris, 2008 Material: Cloth Marks: 2008/Doll Art by Lorna Paris (on back) Height: 8 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade wigs with rosette headbands/hand-painted facial features Clothes: Painted dresses and shoes Other: Made to sit, these three dolls are examples of Paris’ musical dolls. They are similar but one-of-a-kind hand-paintedContinue reading “Musical Cloth Dolls”

Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell

Name: Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell – 1978 to the present About the Artist: Floyd Bell, a master carver and former woodshop instructor, delights in carving wooden dolls. A peg-jointed Victorian-style doll became his first doll in 1978 while attempting to illustrate to his students that something beautiful could be carved from wood. MadeContinue reading “Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell”

Antique Reproduction Automaton

Name: Antique Reproduction Bru Desiree Automaton Musical Doll Made by and When: Goldie Wilson, 2021 Material: Porcelain head, composition body Marks and Mold Information: 1997-S671M – Desiree, Lady in Lace Height: The doll is 18 inches; the stacked wooden base measures 8 x 8 x 3-1/2 inches. Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Handmade black spiral curled wig,Continue reading “Antique Reproduction Automaton”

Angela by Cre8tiv Glory

Name: Angela Made by and When: Gloria Grandy of Cre8tiv Glory Designs, acquired in 2017 Material: Cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 20 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Handmade Afro wig of synthetic fibers, hand-painted and needle-sculpted facial features with brown painted eyes, closed painted mouth Clothes: Dressed in faux fur zebra dress with black wet look belt,Continue reading “Angela by Cre8tiv Glory”

Papier-Mâché Doll “Marietta”

Name: “Marietta” Made by and When: Marietta Myers, 1989 Material: Papier-mâché head, shoulder plate, lower arms, and legs from the knees to the feet; stuffed brown cloth body, upper arms, and upper legs. Marks: Signed, Marietta/Myers/89 (on head) Height: 21 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted painted black cornrows/painted brown eyes/open mouth with six separate upper teeth Clothes:Continue reading “Papier-Mâché Doll “Marietta””