Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Withington's to Auction Izannah Walker Doll with Provenance

Withington's will be br offering the following Izannah Walker doll at their November auction. 



The doll and accessories are described in this way: 
17” Izannah Walker Central Falls, RI, stockinet pressed head, painted facial features, black/brown spill curls, applied ears, painted black lace boots with red trim, muslin body (possibly recovered), (nose rubs, wear spot to back of head, left hand repair, wear to facial features, neck touchups), early antique blue polka dot dress,  with early turned leg doll chair with worn rush seat, dome top strap trunk with antique clothing & accessories, provenance purchased from Jeannette Fink 1984, originally a gift to Mary Cornelia Talbot 1865, born Nov. 7 1862 in Providence RI. (as noted in small calendar & notes) also small wood bucket made for Mary Talbot at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial"













Ida Mae: An Izannah Walker Doll

Back in the fall I visited with a wonderful lady, who shared her antique Izannah Walker doll with me, and allowed me to document her doll.  ...