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”

Wooden Girl by Patti Hale

Name: Wooden Girl by Patti Hale Made by and When: Patti Hale, 1976 Material: Wood Marks: (Head) 123BBG-76/Patti Hale (the artist’s signature is inscribed in the wood). Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black curly wig, brown carved eyes, open smiling mouth with two upper and two lower teeth and a carved tongue Clothes: RedContinue reading “Wooden Girl by Patti Hale”

Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher

Name: Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, ca. 1990s Material: Stiffened and painted cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT ZACHER (written across the stomach) Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn braids accented with red and yellow ribbons frame the face. The back of the hair is sculpted from overlapped flat discs ofContinue reading “Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher”

Jason by Robert Zacher

Name: Jason, an OOAK doll by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, July 1990 Material: Stiffened and painted brown cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT/ZACHER/JULY/1990 (written on the stomach) Height: 15 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black hair is sculpted from flat overlapped discs of polymer clay. Brown painted eyes, painted facial features, and variation in skin toneContinue reading “Jason by Robert Zacher”

Smiling Beautiful Debbie

Name: Smiling Beautiful Debbie Made by and When: Woelfert-Puppen, 2013 Material: Vinyl, jointed at the head, shoulders, hips, legs, and knees Height: 33-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black handmade wavy mid-back-length human hair wig with a side part/brown hand-blown glass eyes from Lauscha (a town in the district of Sonneberg, in Thuringia, Germany)/open smile with separately moldedContinue reading “Smiling Beautiful Debbie”