Dagenham Girl Piper Doll

Object number

LDVAL 2005.5.1

Date

2005

Physical description

Porcelain doll in full Piper costume. She has brown curly hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a red tartan skirt, tartan socks and a tartan cape. She has a black velvet jacket with silver decoration around the bottom, and lacy white blouse, collar, cravat and cuffs. She has black shoes with a silver buckle. She also wears a black velvet berat which is decorated with a brooch which has an amber coloured stone at its centre and 3 feathers (black, white and peacock) attached to it. Her cape is attached on her left shoulder with an engraved brooch that has an amber stone at it centre, which is surrounded by 5 smaller stones of different colours. The tartan she wears is a Royal Stewert Tartan, a design worn by many pipe bands around the world, and one suitable for "any of the Queens subjects to wear". Supported by a wooden stand. The porcelain doll in called Christine and is from the Classic Collection by Regency Fine Arts. She has been stripped down and redressed.

Condition

Good

Type

Porcelain Doll

Size

Whole height: 545mm

Material

Face, hands, legs: Porcelain
Body: Cotton
Tartan: wool
Jacke and berat: velvet
Collar, cuffs, etc: Lace

Collection type

Social history

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1618/1

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Metadata
Date2005
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypePorcelain Doll
Material
Porcelain
Cotton
wool
velvet
Lace
Collection typeSocial history