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Izannah Walker Inspired Doll - Jessie

Izannah Walker Inspired Doll - Jessie
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Jessie is an Izannah Walker inspired doll made from my own original sculpture. She is approximately 27cm tall.

This is my first ethnic Izannah style doll, she was created during the 2020 lockdown. Whilst she has been with me I have created a trunk to send with her to her forever home. Her features have been painted with artist grade acrylic paints, and sealed with several coats of matt varnish. Jessie has been antiqued lightly to give her a real "old doll" look.

Jessie has a full set of cotton underwear, drawers, chemise and half slip, embellished with vintage broderie anglaise & hand embroidery. She has painted black lace up boots, and a burgundy "second skin". Her dress is made from a reproduction mid 19th century cotton fabric, and her cape is hand knitted in alpaca yarn. Her clothes are all removable, and fasten with mother of pearl buttons. Her wine straw bonnet is trimmed with purple velvet and silk ribbon trim, and lined with rust coloured cotton and antique lace. She has a hand printed cotton kitty to keep her company on her travels.

Her body is made from calico, and her head and hands are cast from Flumo, an air dry clay medium. Please keep Jessie in a dry environment. She has been entirely designed, sculpted and handmade by me in my studio, my dolls are always painted and costumed uniquely.

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All artwork, texts and images Copyright © 2010-2021 Michelle Grant - Dottie Dollie


Izannah Walker was an American doll maker in the 19th Century, her cloth dolls are rare and highly cherished. Only one black example is known to exist.

Jessie's petticoat is embroidered with the following words:" Never give, up! Today is hard, tomorrow may be worse, but the day after tomorrow there will be sunshine. May 2020 Covid 19"

Chair not included.

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This item will be posted to you by DottieDollie within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United States £16.00
Rest of the World £16.00

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