Gorgeous piece for display as a centerpiece, or for the mantle. Worthy of a dramatic spotlight treatment like we see in many museums!
These reproductions are inspired by dolls found in European and American households in the early 1800's. Head, hands and feet are constructed of a durable composition clay. the primitive body is made of muslin. The entire doll has been given an antiqued finish. Hands and feet are attached with ecru ribbon, the upper arms are stuffed and attached to the dress separately. All clay parts on the doll are hand sculpted using no molds.
The frame is very antiqued and features gold washed decorative flourishes and gilded accents. The backing is made of decorated papers of a brown and teal baroque print that are grungied for an authentically aged appearance. Magnets hold the lid closed. Double saw hangers are on the back. It is suggested that a stand (not included) be used to hold the shadow box if displayed on a shelf or horizontal surface.
This OOAK 11" doll is dressed in an antiqued muslin fabric. An ash rose satin ribbon is tied about her bust. Her hair is painted blonde and sculpted into a curl clusters around the face and sausage curls on either side. She holds a paper rose. The doll can be removed, if desired, by untying the ribbon that runs through the backing.
Alongside the doll is mounted a doll accessory card that was commonly sold in boutiques in the mid 1800's. It is aged and dog-eared to appear convincingly vintage. A mirror, comb, necklace with a heart pendant, and toilet water bottle are tied onto the card with twine. The card is permanently attached to the backing. To the right is a hand crafted paper mache dollhouse with detailed windows and door. It is permanently attached to the backing. Down below is a crinkle paper filled paper mache box with a vintage style label on the lid. It contains a 2 1/2 inch doll that features jointed shoulders and hips. She is wearing a teal gown is attached through the box and backing via her ribbon. The backing is adhered to the frame.
My pieces have been featured in Stampington's "Prims" magazine.