Three Rare 19Th Century Folk Art Jig Dolls.
Three fantastic folk art jig dolls, One Irish one welsh and One Scott, all dressed in traditional clothing, the Irish doll is very primitively carved and constructed. The Scott has a wonderfully made kilt and dress with beautifully painted socks and shoes, the Welsh doll has a very detailed face and hat, all three dolls have articulated legs and a hole in there back for a wooden stick to make them dance.
jig dolls traditional wooden or tin-plate toys for adults or children. They are dolls with loose limbs that step dance or ‘jig’ on the end of a vibrating board or platform in imitation of a real step dancer. In London they were frequently operated by street entertainers or buskers. In England old soldiers from the Great War sometimes busked with them to supplement their meagre war pensions.
Each doll is individually priced :
- The Welsh Jig Doll £450.00
- The Scott Jig Doll £450.00
- The Irish Jig Doll £450.00
- Or for all three Jig dolls £1000.00