ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH

ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH

Set Information

Set Title
BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH
Set Comment

please refer to the book COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS BY BLAIR & MARGARET WHITTON for a very complete listing. On pages 53 they discuss this series.
consists of four sets, BELLE OF THE SOUTH-ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE WEST-ARTISTIC SERIES XIII, BELLE OF NEWPORT-ARTISTIC SERIES XIV, and BELLE OF SARATOGA-ARTISTIC SERIES XV. -all with four costumes and matching hats, costumes come with neck attached, published in America. NOTE-there were British sets also published with these artistic series numbers but they are in a different series.-see page 52.
Each is marked on reverse Tuck artistic series easel and palette trademark with BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT. PUBLISHERS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. followed by the Tuck publishing info RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS, LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK. ARTISTIC SERIES . U.S. PATENT FEBRUARY 20TH 1894 COPYRIGHT 1894 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO., LTD.

Item Information

Item Title
ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH
Item Comment

doll, head separate but "attached at a proper angle, onto an elongated neck, space being left under the chin to slip on the separate costume which also came with a neck long enough to allow this manipulation" page 70 of PAPER DOLLS A GUIDE TO COSTUME BY CLARA HALLARD FAWCETT, 1951. ,
brown hair short with small gold headband, faces to her right, both arms hang down, she wears an elaborate full length white and pink undercoat slip, she has three pearl necklaces on and two bracelets to each wrist
costumes come with neck attached,
comes in a folded white folder with a pink image on the cover.
can come with an advert for EAT QUAKER BREAD!......

Prefix:XII
Artist:MARGUERITE MCDONALD
Size:3 1/2 x 9 in. doll
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