Thursday, 12 October 2017

Franklin mint Doll Collection Queens of Europe




MARIE ANTOINETTE 1985
  Queen of France 

 
This is a Lovely rendition of Marie Antoinette
Born in Austria she was the most hated women of France
all because of malicious gossip and innuendo which none of was True
she reined 1791 to 1792 it all ended with the French Revolution
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with violet eyes and platinum hair 
Dressed in beautiful emerald green satin dress trimmed with gold ribboned  antique white lace
her over dress is fully trimmed with her bodice trimmed with gold braid accented with a
emerald green bow dotted with gold
she wears a triple row pearl choker crowned with a jewelled emerald stone
she platinum blonde hair is swept up and held with loops of braided hair
crowned with white feathers and decorated with two strands of pearls held
together with gold jewelled emeralds she has painted emerald green shoes
along with a petty coat trimmed with gold and lace with lace edged pantaloons
she stands 18" tall
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 hall marked 1985
 
 
 
 
MADAME  DE POMPADOUR
mistress to King Louis XV
Named Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Madame de Pompadour was the long official standing mistress of King Louis XV of France
she was a influential favourite  member of the French court 1745 to 1751 until her death
she is authentic portrait doll with blue eyes and chestnut coloured  hair
handcrafted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously hand painted
she is Authentically costumed in the gown Madame de Pompadour designed her self
more than 200 years ago for portrait painted by artist Francois Boucher
She selected the lavish decorations ,imported laces, bright bountiful ribbons delicate rosettes
 tiers upon tiers of ruffles every detail has been faithfully recreated.
The Gown is the style known as "la robe a la Fran├žoise"
Shimmering taffeta, lavishly decorated and is richly hand detailed
The bodice is enhanced by a cascade of peach coloured bows.
The sleeves are adorned by tiers of delicate, imported lace ruffles.
The beautiful ,bouffant skirt is embellished by exquisite ribbons of dainty rosettes
and parted to reveal an elaborate petticoat  She wears picot edged ribbon choker
and carries a mirror
Underneath she wears lace trimmed petticoat and pantaloons
Her feet are painted porcelain  elegant pink  dancing slippers
she stands 18" tall
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Nominated doll of the year June/July 1986
 
 

 
 
Juliette Recamier 1988
she is the only women who dared to say no Napoleon
Juliette was born in Lyon France in 1777
 She is created in fine hand panted porcelain
Juliette's hair is swept up into a braid entwined with Faux pearls and long blonde curls
She is dressed in the grandeur of the Empire style in an elaborate gown of pink jacquard
her puffed sleeves trimmed with satin rosettes, faux pearls and fine lace
Her elbow length white gloves are hand painted and decorated with faux pearl buttons
She carries a golden fan trimmed with satin and lace
doll is hall marked Franklin Heirloom Dolls 1988
she stands 19" tall
 
 


 
 
MARIE ANTOINETTE 1996
second release
Designed by The House of Versailles
Sculpted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously hand painted violet eyes
and platinum blonde hair this highly ornate doll
is wearing the classic  17th and 18th century extend the wide  skirt leaving
the front and back relatively flat for elaborate decorations and rich embroidery
would be displayed and fully appreciated
Her skirt is taffeta iridescent blue overlayed with full length ivory lace
the sides are extended with extra layer of lace gathered on each side
lavishly decorated with satin rosettes draped around the front of her skirt
her bodice is also trimmed with satin rosettes with a tapestry centre piece
for the finishing touch she has triple satin rosettes sewn to ribbon bows in rose
and ivory coloured ribbon placed on her dress ,sleeves and waist
Her hair is highly decorated with triple satin rosettes attached to strands of pearls
and is crowned with a fan shaped lace centre piece
she wears sapphire earrings with a diamond chocker displaying a sapphire pendant
her shoes are painted ivory with pink bows
she stands 17" tall
Doll reader Feb 1996 and
Franklin catalogue preview 1997
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spring 1997 catalogue
 
PRINCESS GRACE
OFFICIAL PORTRAIT
 
This is a Official Portrait of Grace Kelly as she Appeared for her State Portrait
Sculpted of fine bisque porcelain and meticulously crafted her likeness is uncanny
She wears a strapless white satin gown overlayed with lace
she wears a red and white sash the colours of the royal order
 that was bestowed to her by her beloved prince
she has sculpted porcelain white elbow length gloves painted white
her blonde hair has carefully been hand styled and crowned
with a silver plated  Tiara set with faux pearls
she stands 18" tall
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Doll reader Jan 1997

Franklin mint Doll Collection Queens of England 1982 to 85

Queens of England Series
1982  to 85
 
SET OF 6 DOLLS
 
ELIZABETH 1  1982

Her father was henry v111 her Mother Anne Boleyn and her sister Mary 1
she became queen in 1558, she was twenty-five years old
She was only the third queen to rule England in her own right
This an original portrait doll Limited Edition she was Special Order only
crafted in fine bisque porcelain with brown eyes and auburn hair
her costume has been hand tailored and historically correct
she wears a white satin dress trimmed in lace
with a sleeveless coat of black velvet trimmed with white pearls 
and red black beads with small ribbon bows in red and black
her Elizabethan Tudor Ruffled collar is white satin trimmed
with white lace and fine tulle
she has a petty coat of mesh with white pantaloons trimmed in lace
her slippers are painted black
she stands 19 " tall
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C.O.A dated 1982


















 Doll Collector Magazine Spring 1983
 
 

Queen VICTORIA1983
Victoria was the second longest to reign than any other in the British monarchy 1837 to 1901
This an original portrait doll 
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with blue eyes and brunette hair 
She wears a beautifully decorated off the shoulder  Antique white satin dress
adorned lace  scalloped around the shoulders and with her puffed sleeves are
trimmed with generous amounts of lace
she wears a red velvet cloak lined with satin with white piped edging
trimmed with gold braid she also wears a royal blue ribbon sash trimmed with
pearl beading clasped with a gold brooch and wears a gold crown
she stands 19 " tall
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her C.O.A dates her at 1983
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen MARY 1
Her father was Henry v111 her Mother Catherine of Aragon sister Elizabeth 1
Mary Tudor was the first queen regnant of England, reigning from 1553 until her death
This an original portrait doll 
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with brown eyes and  Auburn hair
she wears a burgundy velvet smock  over  an Antique white brocade
dress with a damask pattern with hand sewn gold appliques her dress
has a flat white Tudor collar trimmed in lace she has a pearl beads
around her waist finished with a gold jewel set with a jet black stone
she wears a French style Tudor hood in burgundy velvet trimmed with lace
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Queen MARY 11 1984

Her father James11 her Mother Anne Hyde she was the Eldest Daughter
she shared her rein with her husband William until her death 1694 leaving no heirs
This an original portrait doll 
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with brown eyes and brunette hair
she wears a beautiful aqua blue satin dress gathered at the waist
her neckline and bodice is adorned with lace and trimmed with beautiful
scalloped gold beading finishing with a gold encrusted ruby brooch
she also wears a red velvet cloak trimmed with gold piping and edged in white
her hair is adorned with antique white lace and trimmed with aqua satin ribbons
she stands 19 " tall
She is hall marked 1984
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purchase by may 20 1985
 
 
Queen ANNE1984 
Her father James11 her Mother Anne Hyde second daughter
 Anne became Heir to the Throne and with the death of Mary 1694
Queen Anne was The last of England's Stuart monarchs 1702 till her death 1714
This an original portrait doll 
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with green eyes and raven hair
she wears a beautifully tailored off the shoulder brocade cream dress
around her shoulders waist and bodice she is trimmed with
scalloped gold and pearl braiding and white lace
she wears  a navy blue velvet cloak trimmed with with fur
she wears a royal crown of blue velvet and gold
while holding a monarchs golden orb
she stands 19 " tall
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ELIZABETH 11
Father King George The V Mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
Elizabeth Ascended The Throne at the age of 25 June 1953 upon her fathers death
This an original portrait doll
Crafted in fine bisque porcelain with blue eyes and brunette hair
she wears a antique white brocade dress she has a cloak of navy blue velvet
trimmed with white piping and lined with white satin attached at to
the neck with gold cord with her neck draped in gold medals
she wears a navy blue velvet hat trimmed with white feathers and gold
Tassels with antique white pantaloons trimmed in lace and painted slippers
she stands 19 " tall
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