Gorgeous piece for display as a centerpiece, or for the mantle. Worthy of a dramatic spotlight treatment like we see in many museums! Everything is given an antiqued treatment.
The frame is painted ivory, sealed, very antiqued and features gold washed decorative gilded foliage accents. The inside display is very similar to old doll cards sold in stores that included the doll and all of his/her accoutrements relative to the theme. The backing is made of a handpainted canvas on heavy card, it depicts a hilly meadow and 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.
About the doll:
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 exterior clothing separately. All clay parts on the doll are hand sculpted using no molds.
This handsome OOAK 12" doll is dressed in an antiqued muslin breeches and shift shirt. A deep red and ecru waistcoat (vest) with silver glass buttons finishes his look. His breeches are rolled up slightly as well as his sleeves. He wears sculpted boots. The doll can be removed, if desired, by untying the ribbon that runs through the backing. He holds a small handmade pot with handmade foliage, they are fixed to his hands.
All around the doll are mounted various tool of the trade. All items are strapped with twine to give the appearance of a presentmation card for display in a doll shop.
Accessories on display include:
* A rusty metal shovel with wood shaft
* a metal wagon with faded red paint holding a bundle of plant stakes
* a rusty watering can
* an open mache box with a medium and small hand trowel, hand rake, a jar of seeds
* a large andmedium potted plants in handsculpted pots and handmade foliage
* 2 fancy wooden planters painted like marble with handmade foliage and flowers.
* a paper label titled: The Gentleman Gardener
My pieces have been featured in Stampington's "Prims" magazine.