Collectors Character Doll by Jay of Dublin c.1950s
1 in stock.
Here we have a very interesting "Collector's Character Doll" from Jay of Dublin. She has a hang paper tag and a label sewn on the underside of her skirt. The doll is 7¾" (19.5 cm) tall and stands on a wooden base. The hang tag states the following: "Collectors Character Doll handmade by Jay of Dublin. Connemara Woman* W2. When she was at home she wore a coloured homespun skirt, shawl, head-dress and pink apron. As the worked on the land the shoes or pampooties made from rough raw hides gave her feet greater protection from the rocky land. Hand-made in Ireland".
The head is made from moulded plaster and the body is bendable and made of felt. She has a woven red skirt and blue and white striped apron. She is also wearing a light blue underskirt and striped pantaloons. On her head she wears a green knitted shawl and red wool scarf. She has nicely painted features and black hair which is tied in a bun at the back.
These character dolls are highly collectable. They were possibly made solely for the American market. This will make a wonderful gift or a great addition to your doll collection.
* Connemara is situated in County Galway, Ireland. It has an ever changing landscape of majestic mountains, spectacular beaches, the wild Atlantic, mist covered lakes, pre-historic bogs and shady glens. It has a landscape peppered with quaint but lively villages.
Doll measures: Height 7¾" (19.5 cm)
Condition: Very good. There is rub wear to her upper lip and one small moth hole on the back of her skirt. Please view the last two images and 'click' on them for a closer view.