Here is Annie, probably the closest I have come to carving the very early Higgs type dolls.
They were originally carved by William Higgs around 1680-1690.
I love this style of doll, although they were known for their painted eyes rather than the glass eyes that are so associated with Queen Anne dolls today. Glass eyes came later.
This doll is 17" tall. She is dressed in very early french cotton print and has delightful little silk shoes/slippers that I have made for her. The wear on her is intentional and if you could see this doll, you would agree, she looks old!
Her knees and hips are jointed and her arms are linen at the tops, just as the originals were.
If you would like more photos of Annie or any other of the dolls that I have not had time to put on my blog, just email me email@example.com and I would be happy to send you photos and pricing on what is available at this time. You may also call me at 705 489-1046 if you like to talk dolls!
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