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Early 20th Century Jigger Doll



Early 20th century jigger doll We are proud to offer an early 20th century hand carved jigger doll. Made for a light pine wood, with hand carved detail across its face and lovely Chelsea boots. Jig dolls or les gigueux are old and established wooden or tin – plate “toys” for adults and children alike. Basically, they are dolls with loose limbs that step dance or “jig” on the end of a vibrating board or platform just like real step or clog dancers. Dance dolls have always been popular street entertainment for hundreds of years. From the 18th-19th century, In London they were frequently seen operated by street entertainers or buskers. Size in inches: H 11” x W 2” x D 1” Origin: Unknown Period: Early 20th century Material: Pine Condition: This item is completely solid in structure and form. Wear is present through faded and natural patina across all its surfaces, this item does not stand alone. Its exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas in this piece therefore we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304221924662

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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