13,000.00USDto floor + (2,600.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
SOLD at 2009 Aug 13 @ 05:14UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Description Ca. 1918, Salem, NC. Beautifully oil-painted face with very detailed eyes, ears, nose and mouth, painted light brown hair with center part (some paint flakes on hair). Cloth body with joints at shoulders and hips, cloth is painted over-all and some paint is flaking from hands and lower arms. Maggie Bessie wears her original clothing: pink cotton dress, white cotton slip and onesie with tiny lace trim. Clothing is in excellent condition with some light soil on the back of the dress. She has her original bonnet, shoes (missing one sole and one buckle), and stockings. The Maggie Bessie dolls were made by the Pfohl Sisters (Maggie & Bessie), two Moravian ladies in Old Salem, North Carolina, beginning in 1893. This particular doll was made by Miss Bessie Pfohl in 1918 for Rebekah Louise Hurley, whose mother went to Salem College with Maggie & Bessie. Reference: “The Pfohl Sisters and their Maggie Bessie Dolls” by Bradley Justice in November 2006 "Antique Doll Collector". Condition (Excellent). Size 13 - 1/2" T.