ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST

ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST

Set Information

Set Title
BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST
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 XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST
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 a small bun to the top of her head, she faces slightly to her right, both arms hang down, she wears an elaborate full length white undercoat slip with lace at the collar, sleeves, waist and hemline, yellow accents and a ribbon at her waist. she has a brown ribbon necklace with a gold pendant and three bracelets to each arm. she has small black shoes.

Prefix:XIII
Artist:MARGUERITE MCDONALD
Size:3 1/4 in. x 9 in. doll
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