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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Martha Higgs, 13" Hand Carved Wooden Doll Circa 1680.............SOLD

I am so pleased so show you Martha Higgs.  She is 13" tall and has a swivel head.  She is fully jointed and has wonderful little hands.  The patina on this doll is really wonderful but I am not so sure it will show as well in these quick photos.  I am putting some photos of her on here tonight so you can see her.  It is a bit late for taking photos in here tonight so if you would like more photos just email me and I can take some more in the morning.  This will be the last doll I am making before Christmas............time to do some baking!
Martha is dressed in some very drab early madder coloured cotton that looks bright in these photos but it is not.  She has a tiny hand stitched chemise, wonderful fine wool skirt and her long jacket, which took me hours to make and fit to her.  She has tiny hand stitched madder shoes as well.  Her body is really wonderful and was almost too nice to cover up!  She has several worn patches on her face, typical of this time period.  Because of all the disease and health issues of the time it became fashionable to cover the blemishes with patches.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Martha Higgs is SOLD.
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I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.
Martha Higgs


Swivel Head


Merry Christmas
I just have to share the lovely email that I just received from the lady that purchased Martha Higgs!
Oh, Kathy, I wish I had just the right words to convey my delight as I opened your box which was here on my porch when I got home just a half hour ago!
Martha Higgs is absolutely amazing and so FULL of personality ~ I am struck by how beautifully she is crafted but also how instilled she is with a mischievous but kindly personality which I just adore!…..she just makes me laugh ~ Oh, how I DO love her!!!!! what a beauty she is…..and, oh, her lovely clothes…..that wonderful madder fabric is so delicate and also so rich in its color…..the folds are still all intact ~ but I have her seated in the miniature blue Windsor chair and I wonder if that is a mistake as it may cause problems with it ~ perhaps I should get a stand for her….her swivel head is turned towards the dolls feather tree.  Oh, my goodness, it is a picture of fanciful delight!  Her face is just SO wonderful ~ her smile, her coloring is so warm and just perfect…..her lovely simple cap perfect with her jacket and chemise….and that dear fine wool skirt ~ oh, how I love every detail ~ and, as always, so perfectly stitched by you…..carved by you….imagined by you…..and your dear kind card which reassures me that you are happy that Martha has found a home with me just makes me even more grateful to you, Kathy, I do wish you were here when I opened up the box and put her together again!!!!!…..I am totally delighted with her ~ Thank you so very much for making it possible for me to have her ~ Oh, she is a such treasure!!!!!


Junibears said...

I wouldn't have a clue as to where to begin to make a doll like this! You are so talented! The clothes are perfect. It looks just as if it's stepped out from the period. Beautiful! Happy Christmas! xx

Deborah Darling said...

Shes a marvellous doll ! absolutely stunning, have a lovely christmas xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always Kathy, have a beautiful Christmas....Margie

Julie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family,