This stump doll has the appearance of being very early and important.She has bead eyes, embroidered raised nose and mouth and embroidered pink cheeks. She is made so her face is slightly turned to show off a magnificent braid going down the left side of her head.
She never had arms or legs, she has a linen shift under her red checked dress. The dress is likely put on a little later but not necessarily as the type of pinking scollop was done with a sharp roller device, think pizza cutter or the metal punch with a scalloped edge.
I have taken a close up of her face so you can see the fine work as well as the loss of some of the fabric.
She is 8" long and very special. Circa 1860 and maybe earlier.