Sunday, July 29, 2018

" Perceval " Hand-carved wooden doll....SOLD



"Perceval"  is my representation of a young African man that
was brought as a servant to the British Empire  in the 18th century.
I dressed Perceval in clothing that is historically inspired.
He stands 21 1/2  inches tall.


Exquisite hand-carved on linden wood. 
Inset antique glass eyes.




Copper and Silk Embroidery Waistcoat trimmed with Victorian glass seed-beads, 
a wonderful early textile dating back to the 18th c.


Victorian Black cotton shoes and plum-rosette ribbon, embellished with glass seed-beads.


Perceval is not only a beautifully hand-crafted doll, 
he is an extremely charming boy!





Silk Stockings with metallic embroidery, both materials French in origin, 1850 ca.




 Beautiful examples of late 18th c. block printed textiles,
possibly printed in India for the British market.
...delightful colors!



Saturday, June 30, 2018

" La Señorita Florette " Hand-carved wooden doll....SOLD



"La Señorita Florette" is inspired by a portrait of 
a young noblewoman of the 17th Century Spanish 
School. Hand-carved from wood, inset antique
 glass eyes. She has a serene, gentle expression
 and depicts a formal attitude.
I just finished the final touches on her ornate 
attire and I have posted many pictures for you
 to enjoy not only the beauty of this doll, but 
these early elaborated textures and all of the
 details of her clothing.


SOLD





Very, very wide pannier, in the 17th century style, keep her gown spectacular with 
extreme fuller hips and a tiny waist.










Stomacher: 18th century metallic embroidery
Origin: France







The embroidery silk panel is beautifully executed ! It dates from around 1750's, made in  France. Amazing example of early textile made with intricate chenille needlework, embroidered metallic threads in gold and silver and metal embellishments.



Lovely contrast of colors: the copper silk brocaded panel (Italian in origin) and this delightful French ribbon work. 
These materials date back to early 19th c.






Again.....the combination of the copper silk brocaded
 and this divine lavender Victorian silk, so rich and 
enchanting!


Florette looks gorgeous in her floral headdress !




She stands just over 23 inches tall.




The upper of the heeled shoes is composed of the same copper silk brocaded I used for her skirt,
embellished with a lovely Victorian rosette trim, silver metallic applique and glass seed beads.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Solomon & Sheba Hand-carved wooden dolls...SOLD


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I must share this email and pictures! Thank you for sharing with us,
I am so happy Sheba & Solomon arrived safe and sound to her  
wonderful home ! 

                  
Sonia
In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined
such a magnificent couple as Solomon & Sheba.
It is as if they have emerged from the Tale of a Thousand

 and One Nights in all of their opulent splendor.
You have created an incredible vision that rivals the poetry of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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SOLD


Sheba and Solomon are another wonderful project that came true!!
Exquisite dolls with remarkable details.
Their clothes are made with brocades and Ottoman textiles dating from 18th and 19th
centuries and a delicious vintage Saree textile.
I have posted many pictures for you to enjoy!





  




Solomon & Sheba have removable clothing
I made their robes from a Victorian silk fabric.




My dolls  have beautiful antique inset black pupil-less glass eyes.




Sheba's babouche slipper shoes made of a metallic 
brocade, 19th c.



The vintage Saree is charming and rich and it goes beautiful with all of her clothing. Sheba is simply exquisite, I think any dress that she wears will make her shine!!







Solomon & Sheba's  clothing are historically inspired.


These brocades and Ottoman are amazing 
examples of early textiles....just beautiful.













Solomon's babouche slippers shoes, made of Ottoman textile, dating from the 19th c.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

TRUE LOVE....Lord Benjamen & Lady Bessie

                                        
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                 I must share this email and pictures !

I am so happy Lord Benjamen is

finally home with his lovely

Bessie.......

 "TRUE LOVE IS WORTH THE WAIT"                                               
                                                           
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Benjamen is so magnificent and stately
every detail of his costume is exquisite
I could not imagine anything so lovely
Until Benjamen met Bessie It was love at first sight
The two of them together are unbelievable
Sonia you are truly the Leonardo da Vinci of doll creators