A PAIR of late 19th Century dolls in Indian dresses have been sold at an auction in Wokingham for £1,300.

The were sold at the Martin and Pole antique auction as a pair and are thought to date back to the late 1860s.

The female is wearing a bisque porcelain dress and Indian style jewellery, bangles and anklets. The bearded male partner is made in glazed porcelain with earrings, necklace, bangles and anklets.

Mathew Coles, the auctioneer who sold the pair is happy they will continue to be appreciated.

He said: “We are all very pleased that the potential of these dolls was realised at the auction.

It is also gratifying that they will now go to a significant private collection in Germany, where they will continue to be appreciated.”

The auctioneers contacted doll and childhood museums and posted the auction on the internet, which meant bids were received within the room, on the phone and on the internet.

The bidding stopped at £1,300 with a telephone bid from Germany.

Martin and Pole’s next auction will be held on the May 15 and will include an original drawing by William Heath Robinson of a ‘Lucky Dip’ number selecting machine.

For more information visit: https://www.martinpole.co.uk/.