ARTISTIC SERIES XV. BELLE OF SARATOGA

ARTISTIC SERIES XV.  BELLE OF SARATOGA

Set Information

Set Title
BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XV. BELLE OF SARATOGA
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 55 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 55.
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 XIV. U.S. PATENT FEBRUARY 20TH 1894 COPYRIGHT 1894 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO., LTD.
comes in a white folder with an image of a lady dressed in purple holding flowers

Item Information

Item Title
ARTISTIC SERIES XV. BELLE OF SARATOGA
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. ,
short brown hair with curls, she faces forward, she wears a full length elaborate under coat slip with lace at the sleeves, collar, and hemline. she has blue ribbon accents throughout, there are three bracelets on each wrist and a tight white belt.
costumes have attached neck to fit under head.

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