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””

Daddy’s Long Legs Dolls

Name: Daddy’s Long Legs Dolls (Various) Made by and When: Daddy’s Long Legs (Karen Germany) from 1993-2002 Material: Wood resin heads, torsos, lower arms, lower legs and feet or sculpted-on shoes; cloth upper arms and upper legs; the bottom of the resin torsos is flat to allow the dolls to sit. Marks: Some dolls bearContinue reading “Daddy’s Long Legs Dolls”

Portraits of Caleb and Logan

Name: Portraits of Caleb and Logan Made by and When: Ping Lau, 2008 Material: Resin heads, shoulder plates, arms, and legs; stuffed brown cloth bodies Marks: Hand-signed on the backs: Ping Lau/2008/Portrait of Caleb (and) Ping Lau/2008/Portrait of Logan Height: 13 and 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn clippings for the hair (auburn yarn forContinue reading “Portraits of Caleb and Logan”

Joffee Diva Anita Gold

Name: Anita Gold Made by and When: Joy Griffis of Joffee Diva Dolls, 2020 Material: Polymer clay face and hands, stuffed cloth body Marks: None Height: 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Synthetic dark brown hair with auburn highlights, painted brown eyes, closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: Sewn-on burgundy and pink catsuit is embellishedContinue reading “Joffee Diva Anita Gold”

Amanda

Photographs courtesy of Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Amanda Made by and When: Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, 2021 Material: Wool-blend felt face over sculpted polymer clay, stuffed wool-blend felt arms and legs, and stuffed cotton-blend material (for the head and torso) Marks: Signed by the artist, RachelContinue reading “Amanda”

Sister and Brother by Patti Hale

Photographs courtesy of Anita M. Ormsby Name: Sister and Brother by Patti Hale Made by and When: Patti Hale, 1985 Material: Wood, stuffed doe suede bodies Marks: The girl’s neck is marked: Patti Hale/NIADA/85. The boy’s neck is also marked Patti Hale/NIADA. The year below NIADA on the boy’s neck is difficult to read; itContinue reading “Sister and Brother by Patti Hale”