Porcelain Head Doll

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Date:1922

Description:This bisque head doll, with her trunk of clothes, was given to Irene Hey for Christmas 1922. It was one of the best presents she ever had:

"This precious doll came to me on Christmas Day in 1922. I was an only child, and had been seriously ill that year due to scarlet fever. On Christmas Day afternoon... our maid Gladys came in carrying a little trunk. I was persuaded to open the trunk... the doll was lying on the top tray surrounded by dresses and coats. The inside of the lid had all her brushes tied on with pink ribbons."

Irene called the doll 'Angela'.


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