Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose

Name: Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose Made by and When: Wyatt Hicks, 2015 Material: Sculpey, cloth, and wire Height: 6 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: No hair/faceless Clothes: Yellow knit dresses and floppy hats Other: Posable praise dancers, inspired by an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, completely hand made in a limited edition; clothing and hatContinue reading “Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose”

We Love

Name: We Love Made by and When: Tanya Montegut (Dolls by MonTQ), 2009 Material: Doe suede cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 18 and 17 inches in the seated position Hair/Face: Synthetic locs and loosely textured hairstyles/no facial features Clothes: Mudcloth-type-fabric dashiki, black pants, black leather sandals, gold bracelet, black leather amulet (male); mudcloth-type fabric dress, goldContinue reading “We Love”


Name: Lou-Ellen Made by and When: Gloria Young (Rone), Massa’s Servants Collectibles, 2006 Material: Gessoed and painted cloth, decorative beaded joints Marks: GY / 2006 (on the back of the doll’s right leg) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Synthetic hand-applied auburn wig/painted green side-glancing eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Sewn-on, aged floral-print blouse, green skirt with matching vest,Continue reading “Lou-Ellen”


Name: Hitty Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone (Massa’s Servants Collectibles), 2016 Material: Polymer clay Marks: GYR / 2016 (on back) Height: 6-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in an 1800s hairstyle with two rows of curls across the back of head and two spit curls on the forehead/painted brown eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Peach/white/brownContinue reading “Hitty”

Bottle Doll Marga Jane and Her Children

Name: Margarette (Marga) Jane and her Children Jacob and Martha Made by and When: Charisse Davis of Cyd’s Heritage Dolls and Thangs, 2005 Material: Wine bottle, cloth Marks: Harriet/Cyd/2005 on Marga’s back; Cyd is written on back of boy’s pants leg; the artist’s signature is on Marga’s hangtag. Height: 13 inches; children are 6 andContinue reading “Bottle Doll Marga Jane and Her Children”

“Kor,” “Kizzy,” and “Libby”

Name: Kor, Kizzy, Libby (named by the owner) Made by and When: Kor January, 2002, 2015, and 2014, respectively Material: Combination of maple, oak, and poplar woods; the girls have spring joints. Marks: Signed hangtag reads: K. Jan (Kor); WLBDA 15 (on the leg, Kizzy); and KJ / 14 (on the head, Libby) Height: 10,Continue reading ““Kor,” “Kizzy,” and “Libby””


Name: Beatrice Made by and When: Judy Kapron, 2019 Material: Gessoed and painted cloth Marks: Jude Kapron/2019 (on back) Height: 19 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Natural-textured wig styled in multiple braids with pink ribbon accents/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with painted pale pink lips Clothes: Sheer white dress with pink ribbon accents on the bodice, a white slip,Continue reading “Beatrice”

Walnut Baby

Name: Walnut Baby Made by and When: Floyd Bell, 2000 Material: Walnut wood with spring joints Marks: ©Floyd Bell (other indiscernible markings) / 2000 Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black painted carved dots in the head represent curls/brown painted eyes/smiling mouth Clothes: White gown with light blue ribbon at the neck with lace trim at theContinue reading “Walnut Baby”

Russian Nesting Dolls

Name: Authentic 5-piece Russian Nesting Dolls Made by and When: Svetlana Lukina, 2019 Material: Wood Marks: Svetlana Lukina 2019 (handwritten on the lower back base of the tallest doll) Height: The tallest is 7 inches; the smallest is 2 inches. Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Hand-painted facial features, clothing, and scenes on the back Clothes: Hand painted Victorian-era clothingContinue reading “Russian Nesting Dolls”

Mini Baby with Doll

Name: OOAK Polymer Clay Mini Baby with Doll Made by and When: Teresa Churcher, 2010 Material: Polymer clay head, arms, and legs; white cloth body; doll baby is made of polymer clay Marks: None Height: 7 inches and 3 inches Hair/Eyes: Glued-on synthetic black hair, black inset eyes; doll baby has molded-on polymer clay bonnet,Continue reading “Mini Baby with Doll”