Monday, January 18, 2010
1700 William and Mary Period English Wooden
They have a carved wooden face with well painted eyes. The eye brows and eye lashes were painted as tiny lines. The have highly rouged cheeks. The large black spots on the faces emulate "beauty spots" which were fake moles that women applied to their skin - the height of fashion at the times. Wigs, if present are flax or hair. The bodies are wooden and may be carved as one with the head. The base of the torso is usually square cut. Arms may be cloth with wooden lower arms ending in forked hands. Legs are wooden with tenon joints.