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Doll Arts: Peddler Dolls

"As a conversation piece in fashionable drawing rooms in nineteenth-century England, few objects could rival the fascinating peddler doll. Given a prominent place on a whatnot or the mantelpiece, and usually sitting beneath a glass dome to protect it from dust, the peddler doll would be dressed in the traditional red-cloaked costume, carring a tray or basket overflowing with miniature wares." by Goodfellow

Peddler Doll doll 1850-1880 Material carved | wood | painted Origin England? Style pedlar Object ID 79.10907 National Museum of Play Online Collections

Grodnertal Wooden Doll in Original Costume "Toy Peddlers of Wales"

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Peddler dolls are frequently dressed in the Welsh National costume.

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