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Early C19th 'Grodnertal' Wooden Peg Doll

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GSN1594RV

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2017
  • £85.00
  • €101 Euro
  • $109 US Dollar

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Item Description

Tiny Peg Doll, 'Grodnertal' Doll, in a Broderie Anglais smock tied with a pink satin sash

In very good condition, finely painted face, some paint on lower limbs.

 

Peg wooden dolls, also known as Dutch dolls (German: Grödner Gliederpuppen), are a type of wooden doll from South Tyrol.

 

Called Peg Dolls because shoulders, arms and legs are moveable as they have little pegs in the joints allowing flexibility.

This doll has pegs in her shoulders and hips, images 5,6 & 7

They originated as simple lathe-turned dolls from the Val Gardena in the Alps.These dolls were sold undressed and young girls and children would then make their clothing from scraps of fabric.

Other similarly-constructed wooden dolls, using a jointing technique where the arms and/or legs are attached to the body with pegs, are some of the oldest surviving dolls and were made worldwide.

 

Dimensions: Height 16.5cm, width at shoulders 5cm

 

Shipping: Tracked and insured £7

Item Info

Seller Location

West London, London

Period

C1840

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

West London, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)779 2722264

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