Sunday, 6 August 2017

Franklin mint Irish collection 1990's and early 2000's

Franklin Mint  Musical Irish County Collection
small collection of 6 dolls 1993 to 98
All Fitted with an eighteen-note musical movement
Each doll plays her own  delightful Irish Melody
COLLEEN OF COUNTY CORK
Designed by Anne Jackson
She is a beautiful hand made doll of the Emerald Isle
Crafted of fine hand painted bisque porcelain with
sparkling green glass eyes with red hair and real eye lashes
Dressed in a forest green taffeta turn of the century style gown
her dress is accented with black and with striped hem sleeves
and collar the stripes have a metallic green cross pattern
her collar bodice and cuffs are trimmed with black velvet
She wears a magnificent matching hat trimmed with opulent ostrich
feathers and carries a matching parasol
under her dress is a black fine tulle slip edged with black lace
she wears black tie up boots
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
She plays  The melody When Irish Eyes are Smiling
She Stands 19" Tall
DOLLREADER APRIL 1995





 

 
April 1995 
MAUREEN OF COUNTY MAYO
Designed by Anne Jackson
Sculptured of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with
sparkling green glass eyes with flaming red hair and real eye lashes
She is lavishly costumed in a magnificent dress of tapestry brocade
and green velvet Adorned with ruffled lace and elegant braid
She wears a golden heart charm on a green and gold entwined cord choker
and carries a matching parasol
Wears a matching hat embellished ruffled lace with a white ostrich plume
she wears black tie up boots
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
She plays The  melody My Wild Irish Rose
She Stands 19" Tall

 


 

 


Aug 1995
DOREEN OF COUNTY DONEGAL
Designed by Anne Jackson
Sculptured of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with
sparkling blue grey glass eyes with auburn hair and real eye lashes
This Irish beauty is dressed in a stunning Turn of the Century
Emerald green taffeta gown her skirt is detailed with a black velvet
diamond pattern decorated with metallic gold  rosettes
her bodice has a black lace applique over gold lame and her sleeves are
finished with rich brocade and black beads
she wears a large bonnet of taffeta and rich brocade with gold rosettes
and finished with black tulle and has a matching parasol
she wears black tie up boots
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
She plays The melody Sweet Rosie O'Grady
She Stands 19" tall
spring catalogue1997
 



 

 
 

 
 

 
KATHLEEN OF COUNTY KERRY
Designed by Anne Jackson
Sculptured of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with
sparkling green glass eyes with  red hair and real eye lashes
She is lavishly costumed in a Victorian moiré taffeta
and tapestry brocade gown of  forest green 
her skirt is lavished with pleated cream lace edged with a
frilled brocade and trimmed with velvet ribbon
her bodice and sleeves are tapestry brocade her waist is trimmed with
frilled taffeta and lace and ribbon with her cuffs trimmed with pearls
her neckline has a see through fine mesh in cream and black on the collar
finished with velvet ribbon and pearls and a hand made rosette
She wears a matching bonnet  tapestry brocade embellished with ruffled lace
with a black ostrich plume
she wears black tie up boots
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
she plays The  melody Rose of Tralee
She Stands 19" tall
spring catalogue1997




 
spring 1997
Lorelei of County Limerick with her Daughter "Leigh"
Designed by Anne Jackson
Sculptured of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with
sparkling green glass eyes with  red hair and real eye lashes
She is wearing stunning two piece suit her jacket of pink and green floral
satin brocade with gold embroided thread
edged with gold and green braid
with her sleeves trimmed with green bows and gold beads
her skirt is dark green taffeta with 2 floral brocade inserts
and decorated with a embroided rose vine applique on the front
 ribboned rosettes trimmed with beads on each side
her skirt is finished with a pleated frill
She wears a matching bonnet floral brocade finished with
gold and green braid and white ostrich feathers
she wears lace stockings under her dress and a gold ring on her right hand
she holds her infant child wearing a dress is equally beautiful sewn of
blush-pink satin and trimmed with delicate lace satin ribbons and
hand made satin rose buds on her feet she wears little Booties
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
she play the famous Lullaby Too-Ra-loo Ra-loo-Ral
She Stands 19" tall


 
 


 
 

 


July 1998
 
LAUREEN OF COUNTY LONDONDERRY
Designed by Anne Jackson
Sculptured of fine bisque porcelain and hand painted with
dark green glass eyes with  red hair and real eye lashes
She wears a walking suit of beige moiré taffeta and ivory satin
she has a skirt made of 6 panels with 2 pleated lace inserts on the front
decorated with 2 green checked bows and a lace hem
her skirt also has a overlay of deep green lace at the front and down the back
her satin shirt has frilled lace of the deepest green which adorns the bodice
and collar her shirt is with finished lace cuffs and green checked bows
at the elbows 
she wears a cape style jacket with lace appliques on the collar
and trimmed with lace she is finished with a lace belt
gold Antique finished brooch 
she wears a matching bonnet trimmed with  lace and ostrich feathers
she carries a lace parasol
On her back there is a brass key and when wound
She play  The melody Londonderry Air
She Stands 22" tall
Doll found on worthing point Dated 1993
doll reader 1998
 
 





Sept 1998 
 
IRISH PRINCESSES Collection
Rosie of Lismore castle
She is crafted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously hand-painted
with a rosy complexion stunning green eyes ginger red  curly hair
she wears a mint green satin dress overlayed with specially designed
yellow and green floral  print organza trimmed with lace and gold braid
she has a off the shoulder neckline trimmed with lace gold threaded
kelly green ribbon her juliet sleeves are delicately laced up in a cross
design with gold threaded kelly green ribbon she wears a delicate
gold lace braid around her waist and her dress is decorated with
little golden shamrocks painted with green enamel and set with a crystal
She is crowned with a golden crown decorated with 3 shamrocks
set with crystals and finished with a solid necklace to match
She holds a bouquet of pink silk roses trimmed with gold ribbon
She Stands 19" Tall
She graces the cover summer 2003
 
 





Brianna princess of Tara
Designed by Rhiannon Evans
She is crafted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously hand-painted
with a rosy complexion green eyes  Gorgeous long red cascading hair
She wears a gold lame dress with her bodice overlayed with
Emerald Green Fine Tulle trimmed with jacard Irish gold and green ribbon
and metallic gold braid at her waist her dress is overlayed with fine
mint green chiffon decorated with appliqués of emerald green clovers
and edged with metallic gold braid her mint green chiffon sleeves has a
custom Irish print  of gold diamond centred with a emerald green clover
and has the medieval floor length split sleeves trimmed with gold braid
She is finished with a jacard Irish gold and green Drop waist belt
she is crowned with a golden tiara set with crystals and green enamel clovers
she hold a golden staff adorned with the Celtic cross
centred with a emerald crystal
she carries a wicker basket of fresh wild flowers
She stand 19" tall
This doll is hall marked  and hand numbered
She graces the cover  spring 2002
 
 



 

 
Shauna Princess of Blarney Castle
Designed by Rhiannon Evans
She is crafted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously hand-painted
with a rosie complextion  green eyes with tightly curled hair Auburn hair
Dressed in a dark green satin gown specially designed
with gold shamrocks and swirls trimmed with metallic gold braid
her skirt has a split front revealing a under skirt green satin patterned with
metallic gold diamonds and trimmed with ivory lace 
her bodice is decorated with satin patterned metallic gold diamonds
and trimmed with gold braid she has a low cut neckline trimmed with
a double row of gold braid and edged with gathered ivory lace
she has 3/4 bell sleeves revealing a delicate under shirt of fine
white mesh trimmed with lace
her out fit is completed with a dark green velvet cloak lined with gold lame
with a beautiful Drop waist band of gold and pearls beads
she is crowned with a golden tiara set with crystals and green enamel clovers
she wears a pearl necklace with a gold and green clover pendant
with gold studded pearl earrings
she carries a gold lantern that carries a light candle
she stands 19" tall
spring 2002
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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