This doll is part of a series of more than 100 dolls, all dressed differently in authentic Dutch regional costumes, often carrying little attributes like baskets, flowers and so on. They are standing on their own brown plastic or wooden nameplates. It is a fantastic series and it is not easy to find them all.
This one represents an orphan from the Burgerweeshuis in Amsterdam in the Noord Holland province. The orphanage 'Burgerweeshuis' (now The Amsterdam Museum) was founded around 1520. The children had to wear special uniforms until 1919. This male doll reflects that. He is a plastic doll with eyes that open and close, stand is missing. His outfit is made of felt.