This "Tuck Comb" is a replica of an existing old doll circa 1850.
And here is the old doll and my copy.
Lately I've been concentrating on Grodner Tal dolls. Also known as "Tuck Comb", "Penny Wooden" and "Peg Wooden". These charming dolls were made in Germany from the 17th century up until the 19th century. The later "Penny Woodens" were far simpler than their elegant predecessors. This Grodnertal is only 5 inches tall.
. This Grodnertal is almost 12 inches tall. The scrolling flowers around the shoulder line was a lovely conceit used on early dolls.
is 18 inches tall. She has blue glass eyes. She is dressed in an floral print made of antique fabric.
Henrietta is a 14 inch Queen Anne style doll with glass eyes and blond,
braided human hair.
Jessalyn is a 14 inch Queen Anne style doll with glass eyes and human
Bennedetta is a 17 inch Queen Anne style doll with glass eyes and flax
Here is a 12 inch
primitive Queen Anne style doll. She is made to
replicate an existing old doll.
about 10 days to two weeks to complete. Every part of the doll is hand
made and hand carved. I even make the antique style eyes myself out of
kiln fused glass.
Here are two "Penny Woodens". Can you tell which is the old one and which
is a brand new replica?
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you , Anne.