Here’s a little cutie I got on ebay.
His uniform is perfect- right down to insignia. Lost his hat, but I suppose that can happen in 60 years of seafaring.
I thought at first he was a folk art piece. But, after undressing him, I thought that he had to have been made by someone who was accustomed to making dolls. The body and face, for example have a lot of shaping that is not intuitive. The workmanship is excellent- fine stitches, no visible knots, divided floss.
See the waist shaping? The green lines? It was a printed or transfer pattern. So, home made but designed by a professional. That means there are more of them! Anyone seen them? Anyone know anything? He is only my second male doll, but he seems perfectly happy sitting in with the ladies.