Vintage Grodnertal Peg Wooden Doll, 12" Jointed Wood Penny Dutch Doll

Vintage Grodnertal Peg Wooden Doll, 12" Jointed Wood Penny Dutch Doll

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A charming handmade wooden doll carved in a fabulous naive or primitive folk art style. The most detail and the painting was reserved for the parts visible when clothed, the body and joints were made in a much cruder but still effective style.

Condition and size:
This doll is in very good condition for her 100 or so years of age. She has joints at her shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, with care all working well - movement is a little stiff but then she does remain in place for posing. The doll does not stand unsupported and as is often the case one leg is a little longer than the other. She has some minor bumps, irregularities from making and paint loss as can be seen in the photos but no significant damage. She has a patch of glued paper or similar on the back of her head as can just be seen as can be seen and possibly some loss to her lower right arm.

The doll measures approximately 11 1/2" tall, 29 cm.

She has the classic features of these dolls: blue eyes, rosy cheeks, red lips and a small chip of wood for a nose. The lower parts of her arms and legs have been painted and the hands and feet simply carved.


Dolls of this type were made from around 1790, the earlier ones normally in a more refined style, carefully carved and with more elaborate hairstyles for example. In the early 19th century they were a favourite toy of the future Queen Victoria, who like everyone else acquired the dolls without clothes and made her own. The dolls were made as a cottage industry in the Alpine areas of Central Europe, in particular Groedner Tal in what is now Northern Italy - hence one of the names they go by is Grodnertal dolls. The dolls are also known as Dutch Dolls (thought to be from the miss-pronunciation of Deutsch for German), peg woodens or penny dolls.

As is typical of these dolls there is no maker or other mark to indicate her age or precise origin. I would say that she is typical of the peg dolls made in the early decades of the 20th century, maybe around 1925.

The doll is an excellent example for collectors and a wonderfully characterful and interesting decoration for an antique or vintage rustic decor, lovely as part of a collection of primitive folk art or toys.


NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

These antique wooden dolls are not suitable for use as toys for children but are for adults as collectors or for display. They were clearly made long before modern safety standards, in addition the paint may contain lead.


The final photo includes two other peg wooden dolls, at the time of writing these are available separately, this is the one on the right.

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