Dolls! Dolls! Cracked and weathered composition dolls, shabby 1920s boudoir dolls, haunted antique bisque dolls, eerily beautiful Asian Ball-Jointed dolls, lounging impishly in the Uncanny Valley. HAZE DOLLY: A tribute to weird and wonderful, artful and awful, adorable and spine-chilling dolls.
A massive Kestner doll head with original brown glass sleep eyes and blonde mohair wig. They auctioned it together with a box of exquisite antique doll clothing - tons of little white cotton gowns with tiny whitework embroidery, tiny little kid leather gloves, and so on. I bid up to around $200 and then gave up, alas. The winning bidder still had a really good buy - I wouldn’t be surprised if the head alone sold for over $400 on eBay.
This composition baby doll is actually in remarkably good shape for its age, if you can look past the whole “no arms or legs” issue. The paint job looks almost as fresh as the day it was applied - look at those rosy apple cheeks!
Vintage celluloid / plastic carnival doll heads with sidelong-glancing eyes. I got these little heads in an auction box lot several years ago and resold them on eBay (not very lucrative, I’m afraid). The one on the right is a circa-1920s kewpie made from paper-thin celluloid - very prone to denting. Photo credit: me.