ANTIQUE COMPOSITION HEAD JESTER DOLL ON HANDLE WITH BRASS BELLS CIRCA 1910. Offered for your consideration is this wonderful antique Jester head doll on wooden handle measuring a total of 20 inches in length. The composition head is very very crafted and expertly painted with furrowed brow, quizzical expression to the eyebrows, large nose with red dot nostrils, red painted crow's feet at the eyes and red cheek creases. The jester has wide grin with row of white teeth showing and he has protruding chin.
The jester also has brown mohair wig and wears a fool's hat of yellow and faded red silk with jingle bells attached to the end of each of the horns. He has lace collar at the neck and yellow and red silk fabric clothing, again with jingle bells attached to each of the pointed ends of the fabric (one bell is missing). This jester doll is mounted on a turned wooden handle which looks to have been shortened at the bottom and is fitted with three rows of increasing sized bells. This most unusual and rare antique doll dates circa 1910 and is offered in good pre-loved condition. There is some wear to the silk of the hat which has frayed to reveal the horsehair stuffing.
One bells is missing to the tip of the tabbard as mentioned above. The face has some wear to the underside of the nose over one nostril. All in all however this is an unusual antique doll which is in good order for it's age.
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The seller is "ladywants66" and is located in Coulsdon, Surrey. This item can be shipped worldwide.