Lucy Peck Poured Wax Doll, ca. 1875

Value (2013) | $3,000 Retail$4,000 Retail

It was my great-aunt's. My mother eventually was given it and then she gave it to me.

From what country did it come from?

I'm not absolutely sure. I think it was England.

Well, it's an English doll, it's wax, and it's made in the period of the 1870s, early 1880s. These were luxury toys. A doll like this would have belonged to a very, very, very wealthy family. It has its complete wardrobe plus something which was very interesting: the crate that it came in, which lists all the clothing.


Which is very, very neat. It came to this country in 1937. The doll was made, like I say, 1870s, 1880s. It has a very interesting mechanism in it. If you go under here, down towards here under all these petticoats, there's a lever, and this lever opens and shuts her eyes. Do you know who made the doll at all?

I have no idea.

Okay, this is very hard to see, but under here again, if we can get down really, really low, there's a label that says "Lucy Peck Dolls Bazaar," which was in London. Now, a doll at this time, in the 1880s, sold for approximately $75 to $100. So that was a lot of money in 1880.

Oh, yes.

It's what they call "poured wax." A Lucy Peck wire-eyed wax on today's market would sell on the cheap side for $4,000 to $6,000.


And you have a prime beautiful example of a great doll.

She's a wonderful doll.

Appraisal Details

Value Update (2013)
$3,000 Retail$4,000 Retail
Appraised value (1999)
$4,000 Retail$6,000 Retail
Toronto, ON (August 07, 1999)
19th Century

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