Monday, October 17, 2011

Doll Head Listed on Ebay

This Ebay auction is an interesting one to watch.  The head being sold is described has the words Izannah Walker and a question mark at the end.  I don't think it's an Izannah Walker doll, although it is an interesting doll head in its construction.

So let's talk about why it might be considered an Izannah Walker doll.  What this head does have in common with an Izannah doll is a stockinette covering and a folk art like appearance.  The seller says it is molded.  And some curls at the back of the neck.

What's different?  I've never seen or heard of a 3" head size in an Izannah doll.  I haven't seen or heard of an Izannah Walker doll that has molded curls at the back of the neck.  This seems more like a papier mache feature.  Could someone have covered a papier mache head with stockinet?  This doll has a very different kind of stockinet covering than original Izannah Walker dolls I've seen.   See how the original Izannah below has stockinette that is a different kind of weave?  

Izannah was an experimenter.  This doll at top might have been made by someone who had admired an Izannah Walker doll.

What do you think?

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