6” An alluring miniature by the late NIADA Artist Dorothy Hoskins is this one-of-a-kind “Lute Dancer” from 1994. The hand-sculpted bisque is the perfect medium for Dorothy’s life-like sculpt- note the detailed and dainty hands and bare feet, the finger and toe nails, and natural creases in the palms and at her elbows and neck. Do you feel like she is gazing right into your soul as the doll strums her lute and dances? her eyebrows questioning you provocatively…. Now realize she is merely 6” tall and fully articulated and you will know why Dorothy’s work is so sought after still today. Direct sculpted, hand-painted bisque wearing a bronze silk dress with “gold brocade” decoration. A mohair hairdo of lovely auburn drawn to braided buns at the side of her head topped with a golden brocade cap. Bisque head with swivel neck on bisque breastplate on cloth with bisque limbs! Of course, she has a detailed wooden lute of the perfect size, that just fits inside her sculpted hand! She comes with her beautiful checkered wood base, signed by Dorothy- “Lute Dancer” Dorothy Allison Hoskins ©1994 one of a kind.
What We Love About This Doll- It’s a rare thing to cross paths with such a wonderful person and a truly gifted artist- that was Dorothy! This can genuinely be seen through her artistry- the delight of the expressions and settings of her characters.They truly are characters with detail and joy. To have one of her hard-to-find pieces is to bring that joy into your life on a daily basis.

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95.27
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

The One I'm Holding - Rosalie Whyel

OOAK “Lute Dancer” Miniature Lady Of Bisque By Doll Artist Dorothy Hoskins

$1,650

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