This doll sold for a hammer price of $23,000 to Bidder 508.
There was a 15-18% buyers premium, depending on method of payment.
Of the dolls to be auctioned in October by Withington's, this was a favorite Izannah doll. Her wistful expression and the hairstyle with wispy curls were lovely features. The eyes are painted beautifully as so many Izannah Walker dolls have - that far-off thinking expression. I wonder if Izannah had this look in her eyes often?
Carol Corson's describes this doll in Antique Doll Collector's August 2011 issue:
"This 17-1/2” girl with short brushed forward hair and in her original wool challis dress holds her miniature cloth “Izannah” made by Meriel Marlar."
There are also wonderful tiny dolls made by Meriel Marlar included in this auction.
All images posted here were taken by me, Dixie Redmond, courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc. Withington's has posted some images on Facebook for this auction which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=155636264493245&set=a.5430867080303444