|Good things were tucked inside this cute little carrying case.|
Gloria Rhone of Massa's Servants Collectibles presented another doll for sale in a Facebook post that I simply could not refuse. The initial photo was of the undressed doll. Without even knowing how she would be dressed, I claimed her as mine.
|Gloria's initial photo of my new Hitty doll (photo courtesy of Gloria Y. Rone)|
Shown in Gloria's first photo above, Hitty* is a 6-1/2 inch doll made from polymer clay using a twist of colors to look like wood/marble. A white version was offered at the same time.
|Before taking this photo, Gloria dressed Hitty in a peach/white/brown plaid dress with matching bonnet, white eyelet apron and white underpants. Her back is incised: |
Hitty arrived in perfect condition in the perfect little carrying case, which is shown above and in the first photo. She was neatly wrapped in white tissue paper with a white tissue paper-wrapped gift for me underneath!
I took the following photos:
|On left, Hitty wears her bonnet. In this photo, it has been removed.|
|Hitty's black molded hair has a double row of curls.|
|In a profile photo, Hitty's curls are seen better, including the spit curl on this side of her face. On the other side of her face, is another spit curl.|
|Hitty shows off her shapely legs and painted-on black boots.|
|Mini painting of woman/girl with child/doll|
|The wooden easel is painted black.|
|The mini 4 x 4-inch, brightly colored painting of a woman/girl with a girl/doll is signed GYR.|
*Hitty dolls, which are usually handmade and carved of wood, are based on the ash wood character in the 1929 children’s novel, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, written by Rachel Field. The doll in the book was carved by an old peddler for a little girl named Phoebe Preble. The book “won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1930… It details Hitty's adventures, [in her own voice], as she becomes separated from the Prebles and travels… over the course of a century [by way of several different owners]. She ends up living in locations as far-flung as New Orleans, India, and the South Pacific. At various times, she is lost deep under the sea and also under cushions, abandoned in a hayloft, serves as part of a snake-charmer's act, and meets the famous writer Charles Dickens, before finally ending up in an antique shop in New York City among other, fancier dolls of porcelain and wax. There Hitty is purchased and taken to her new owner's summer home in Maine, which turns out to be the original Preble residence where she first lived.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitty,_Her_First_Hundred_Years]
While writing this post, I located a 132-page PDF of Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Read it if you'd like and enjoy the original Hitty's travels.
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