There are black
Queen Anne dolls available but to my knowledge Daisy is the first and
only black Grodnertal doll ever made.
male Grodnertal is very dapper in his waistcoat and felt hat. He is 12
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.
"Tuck Comb" is a replica of an existing old doll circa 1850.
here is the old doll and my copy.
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.
All my dolls
are completely carved by hand using sharp chisels. I use no duplicating
or carving machines. As a result each doll's face is unique and none of
I sew all the doll's clothes by hand. I use a sewing
machine on internal seams only. Anything that can be seen from the
outside is stitched by hand.
I make my own glass eyes and for hair I
spin mohair on an Ashford spinning
wheel. Each one of my dolls is a one of a kind, original work of art.