Friday, 3 March 2017

Franklin mint Doll Collection Coventry Garden 1983

COVENT GARDEN COLLECTION
This small limited edition collection of dolls
which recreates market sellers of London
in the early 19th century
These dolls are all hallmarked 1983
 
Strawberry Girl
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
She is dressed in a Authentic hand tailored  costume
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with blue eyes and red hair
she wears a navy blue laced up fronted velvet jacket
trimmed with emerald green velvet  ribbon and lace
her 3/4 length skirt is a white cotton pin striped
revealing a  pretty white  frilled petticoat
on her waist she wears a cream floral overlay edged with white frills
she wears a white scarf around her neck trimmed with a posy of flowers
she wears a draw string organza cap  tied with apricot velvet ribbon
she carries a wicker basket of fresh strawberry's
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983



 

 

 

 
The Ribbon and Lace Seller
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted
with a very fair complexion light blue eyes and blonde hair
She is wearing very pretty pink and white striped dress with her skirt
collar ,arms and wrists all decorated with white analgise lace trim
she wears a high waisted  white broadie analyse Apron tied with pink ribbon
she wears a large burgundy satin bonnet trimmed with lace and ribbons
she carries a wicker basket full of ribbons and lace
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983








 
 lavender girl
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted
with a  fair complexion with rosy cheeks brown eyes and auburn hair
she wears demure high collared white blouse trimmed with
pearls and ivory lace
she wears crisp gingham green and white skirt trimmed with frills and lace
her crisp white apron has three pockets holding sachets of real dried lavender
tied with green ribbon she has tied her straw hat to her apron so she can carry
more Lavender
her black lacer up boots are painted
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983
 




Hot chestnut Seller
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted
with a rosy complexion and  violet eyes with ringlets of brown hair
she wears a purple floral dress highly patterned with white spots and blue flowers
which opens at the front to reveal  grey with white polka dot petty coat
with a white ruffle trim
she wears a pale blue crochet shawl around her shoulders with a blue ribbon
around her neck
she wears a different floral pattered apron all scooped up
and is finished with a bakers cap
she carries a small brass Dutch oven in one hand and rolled up paper
hold more chestnuts in the other
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983
 



 
 


 
The Milk Maid Girl
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted
with a  fair complexions with blue eyes and blonde braided hair
she wears a full length navy blue velvet dress trimmed with ruffled lace cuffs
and lace collar she has baby blue ribbon around her waist and sleeves
she has a light blue petty coat trimmed with a white frill which is visible
under her dress she is finished with a yellow scarf and straw hat trimmed
with ribbon her shoes are painted black with blue bows
she carries 2 brass milk containers which are draped over her shoulders
by a wooden harness with leather straps trimmed with brass buckles
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983








Holly The Mistletoe Girl
Designed by Kate Lloyd Jones
hand crafted of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted
with a  fair complexion with green eyes and auburn  hair tied with red ribbon
she wears a full length red tartan dress trimmed with a white collar
she is overlayed with a white apron trimmed at the bodice
with scalloped edging to keep warm she wears a emerald green cape
she either wears or carries 2 golden bells adorned with red ribbon
while she carries in her other hand Mistletoe
She stands16" Tall
she is hall marked 1983
 





 
I HAVE ONLY FOUND 5 DOLLS TO THIS COLLECTION
I BELIVE THERE IS ONE MOREFranklinmint Doll Collection Coventry Garden 1983https://stopmejohn.blogspot.com/2017/06/franklinmint-doll-collection-coventry.html

Franklinmint Janet Johnson Collection Victorian Winter Princess

Victorian Winter Princess Collection
Created by Janet Johnson
 
OLIVIA  MARIE
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  hazel glass eyes and beautiful auburn hair
She is beautifully costumed in a camel coloured velvet coat and cap
her collar and hem is decorated with chocolate coloured embroidered lace
 trimmed with chocolate fur she finished with antique brass rosebud buttons
she wears a stylish hat of camel coloured velvet with a embroidered edge
trimmed with a brown organza bow and fur
Her shiny ivory boots have brown spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with fur trim and brass beads
She has an authentically re-created sled in real wood with a littel gold bell
She Stands 15" Tall
image sourced from google
This doll is not dated
Between 1990 to1995
 




 
Claudia  Ann
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set green glass eyes and beautiful long braided blonde hair
 she wears a luxurious dark green velvet dress trimmed with embroidered gold braiding
with a removable matching velvet cape trimmed ribbon  and soft black fur
Under her dress is a black lace skirt as well as full length black bloomers.
 she also wears a matching cap of dark green velvet with ears muffs trimmed with
gold cord and  finished with a decorative piece of embroidered gold braiding and
real black feathers
Her shiny black boots have black spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with fur trim and brass beads
 She comes with a matching purse trimmed with gold cord and gold tassels
she carries a polished brass lantern
She Stands 15" Tall
image sourced from google
The dress in these photos appears brown her dress is green
This doll is not dated
Between 1990 to 1995
 



 
ELIZABETH ANN 
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  dark brown glass eyes and beautiful auburn hair
She is beautifully costumed in a cream velvet dress trimmed with
gold brocade ribbon on her bodice and cuffs her dress is trimmed
with a frilled old gold lame with a white fabric insert embroidered with
gold thread and finished with gold beads her cap is also embroidered with gold
and finished with white fur
she wears a gold brocade and velvet  cap
Her shiny ivory boots have ivory spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with fur trim and gold beads
She Stands 15" Tall
Exclusive catalogue 1995





1995 HEIRLOOM CATALOGUE
 
  CATHERINE ROSE
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  violet glass eyes and beautiful red hair
She is beautifully costumed in a emerald green velvet skirt and coat
her coat is fully trimmed with brown fur edged and embroidered with gold thread
and tied with gold cord her skirt is trimmed with gold and edged with fur
she wears a plain fur hat with a small gold ribbon bow
Her shiny brown boots have brown spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with gold embroidery and gold beads
She holds a big brown furry muff over her hands to keep them warm
She Stands 15" Tall
Exclusive catalogue 1995
 
 


 

 
ALEXANDRIA LOUISE 
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  green glass eyes and striking  red hair
She is beautifully costumed in a mauve velvet coat the front  of her coat
is decorated with a ivory velvet and lace centred with a ivory applique
and her cuff are trimmed with ivory velvet and lace pearls and blue rosettes
her coat is trimmed at the collar and hem with fur and finished
with a ivory velvet bow centred with a blue satin rosette
Her shiny ivory boots have mauve spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with pearls beads
she walks her dog snow ball he also wears a velvet mauve coat
holiday catalogue 1996





 
 ANDREW JOHN
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  dark brown glass eyes and striking brown hair
He is wearing  his birthday suit consisting of a short waisted  jacket
of rich burgundy velvet trimmed with a venetian lace collar
he wears a ivory satin shirt trimmed venetian lace ruffles
on the front of his shirt and lace ruffles on his cuffs
he wears short puffed pants of burgundy velvet
his socks and boots and spats are all painted on with painted gold trim
Christmas catalogue 1996
 





 
LAURA LEE 
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  turquoise glass eyes and beautiful raven hair
She is beautifully costumed in a pink velvet dress
lavishly trimmed with embroidered ribbons lace and fur
she also has beautiful satin rosettes sewn on her skirt and bodice
she wears a gathered velvet cap trimmed with lace ribbons and rosettes
Her shiny ivory boots have white spats are made
of genuine leather trimmed with fur trim and pearl beads
she is all set to play with her wooden hoop and stick
She Stands 15" Tall
spring catalogue 1997
 





 
EMILY JANE 
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set sapphire blue glass eyes and gorgeous red hair
She is beautifully costumed in a black velvet coat with a
paisley embroidered design accented with gold lame
with a paisley embroidered and fur trimmed hat with a gold bow and tassel
she wears a burgundy velvet dress trimmed with gold and
and black rosettes she has a black tulle underskirt trimmed with lace
Her shiny black boots are trimmed with fur
she come with gold vintage skates
She Stands 15" Tall
spring catalogue 1997




 
AMEILA  ANN
Designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  green glass eyes and striking  red hair
She is beautifully costumed in a pretty baby pink velvet dress
her skirt and wrists are trimmed with gold beaded white embroidered ribbon braiding
her skirt is finished with gold beaded white fur and stunning tri coloured pink rosettes
she has a petal shaped fur collar shaped by gold beading and finished
with a large pink bow
her hat is framed  with gold beaded white embroidered and pink organza bows
and finished with white fur adorned with gold beads
Her shiny white boots have white spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with gold beads
she carries a large plush white snow kitten
Collectors choice 1997
 




 
 
PATRICIA JEAN  
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  violet glass eyes and striking ginner red hair
She is beautifully costumed in a Grey Wool Coat trimmed with
gold and red braid Burgundy Marabou feathers the sleeves on her coat
have long Burgundy cuffs trimmed with gold beads with a red and gold frill at the wrist
she wears a gold embroidered Burgundy waist band and a shoulder cap of
Burgundy velvet trimmed in grey wool and finished with red and gold braid
her hood of Grey Wool is trimmed with Marabou feathers
Her shiny boots burgundy have burgundy spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with gold beads
holiday catalogue 1998
 






 
HOLLY NOELLE
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  blue glass eyes and beautiful raven hair
She is beautifully costumed in a red velvet dress with a little gold bow centred
on her waist and trimmed with white embroided lace and white fur
she also wears a red crochet jacket and hood overlayed with white lace
trimmed with fur her face is highlighted by her raven curls and a sprig of holly
she also wears a white tulle underskirt trimmed with lace
Her shiny black boots have white spats are made of genuine leather
and trimmed with gold buttons
she holds in her hands sweet candy canes tied with gold ribbon
She Stands 15" Tall
Christmas Catalogue 1998



 
MARGRET LYNN
designed by Janet Johnson
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain
with hand set  sapphire blue glass eyes and beautiful platinum blonde hair
She is beautifully costumed in a navy blue velvet dress trimmed with
embroidered lace rosettes centred with gold beads her skirt has a
v shaped blue and gold braid finished with a gold bow
she has a white fur trimmed gold beaded under skirt and a gold beaded  fur collar
trimmed with a blue organza ribbon
her blue velvet hat has gold beaded embroidered lace trim with organza
ribbons and crowned with white fur
Her shiny white boots have white spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with gold beads
She Stands 15" Tall
Summer Catalogue 1999
 
 




 
 
 
A SPRING COLLECTION WAS STARTED  in 2000
designed by Janet Johnson
With  Catherine Rose in spring
been the only doll released
Quite disappointing as this doll is rather beautiful
The spring collection would have been something really special
Catherine Rose
Created in hand painted  fine bisque porcelain and introducing a pose able head
with hand set  glass blue eyes and beautiful long flowing auburn hair
she wears a tailored 3 piece suit made of cream shantung silk
she is wearing a pleated skirt with peach inserts decorated with
Three rows of white embroided lace she wears a fine silk shirt decorated with pearls
Her jacket is embroidered with white embroided lace on the front and cuffs
and finished with apricot bows at the shoulders and neck
she wears a straw hat decorated with peach check organza
finished with flowers and a large bow
Her shiny terracotta coloured  boots have brown spats are made
of genuine leather and trimmed with bronze beads
 her legs are painted to represent stocking
she carries a large bouquet of fresh spring flowers trimmed with both cream and peach ribbons
She stands 17" Tall
Appears in the holiday 2000 catalogue