SET: BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH

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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.

Items in Set

red gown and hat,
XII-A
red gown and hat,
Item Comment

red full length gown, white puffy sleeves at shoulders, long red gloves, striped red and white ribbon tied at her waist,
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is a red ribbon tied into bows with a single white plume feather

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blue suit jacket and skirt with hat
XII-B
blue suit jacket and skirt with hat
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blue suit jacket with elaborate puffy shoulders, gold collar, six gold buttons down the front and decorative gold buttons on the sleeves, she wears brown gloves, skirt has a large gold band at hemline.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is blue with gold feather plumes.

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green and red striped dress with yellow cape and hat
XII-C
green and red striped dress with yellow cape and hat
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green dress with red stripes, yellow cape at shoulders, white band belt and buckle at the waist and white gloves.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is yellow with green and red bows

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white dress with red trim
XII-D
white dress with red trim
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white dress with many layers of ruffles that are trimmed in red, three pearl necklaces,
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is a small band of red and white beads with a small red feather plume

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ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH
XII
ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE SOUTH
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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!......

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