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Early 1800's chalk cradle with 1780's miniature wax doll

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Here is a wonderful chalk cradle with a wax 1800 century miniature doll. The doll has a wax swivel head on a wax shoulder plate. I am not sure if her body is wood or wax. Her arms are wax. The left arm has two fingers and you can see in one picture the hand and fingers are the 18th C. type. Her right arm is missing the hand. She has on her original clothes. She is wearing a polished green linen dress covered in netting as well as netting pantaloons and petticoat. She is wearing a black cap that is made with very fine fibers that even with a strong magnifier I can't figure out what I am seeing. She did have either flowers or something at the back of her head, there is a tiny pink and white spot of cloth remaining. She has an scored face with brown ink details and some brown ink curls around her face. Her condition is very good with some shredding of her dress and her missing hand. I have had her in the chalk cradle. These cradles were given as a celebration present to new parents. This is a poor mans cradle as it is made of chalk ware. The fancy painted cream ware and porcelain were more expensive. The cradle is in excellent condition with just some age discoloration. It is 5" long by 3 1/4" tall by 2" wide. Circa 1820. The doll is 3 1/2" tall and circa 1780 I love that these two have survived in such good condition.