A German Grodnertal doll, £2500 at Tennants.

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Such dolls were made in the Grodnertal region of Germany in the 19th century and are of a simple carved wooden design with joints pinned with wooden dowels or pegs, leading to their other name of Peg Dolls.

Each doll, produced in several sizes, has painted hair and a carved and painted comb on the top of their head. Often they were sold without any clothes, as the children for whom these dolls were brought were encouraged to make their own dolls’ clothes.

The Tennants doll wears a possibly original dress and has attached metal earrings, which are rare but highly sought-after additions to Grodnertal dolls.