SET: BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XIV. BELLE OF NEWPORT

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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 blue holding a tennis racket, also come with an advert for COFFEE CERTIFICATES

Items in Set

blue dress with large yellow ribbon and hat
XIV-A
blue dress with large yellow ribbon and hat
Item Comment

blue dress with ruffles at the neck sleeves and hemline, she has a large yellow ribbon tied into a bow at her waist and a smaller one on her left shoulder. she wears four gold chains with small blue stones around her neck. hat is blue and yellow
costume has attached neck to fit under head.

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gold gown with black lace trim and hat
XIV-B
gold gown with black lace trim and hat
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gold gown, black lace on top at neck, cuffs,top, and at hem. she wears long sleeve gloves of gold, black lace at neck. she has a bouquet of roses at her chest.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is a small red rose on black sheer lace

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white and burgundy dress and hat (hat is missing)
XIV-C
white and burgundy dress and hat (hat is missing)
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white dress with burgundy decorative accents. she holds a burgundy feather fan in her right hand. a single roses is pinned at her chest.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is missing.

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white and blue tennis outfit and hat
XIV-D
white and blue tennis outfit and hat
Item Comment

white skirt with small decorative blue circles, solid blue at the shoulders and down the front, she wears brown gloves and holds a tennis racket in her right hand.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is blue with a thin white ribbon

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ARTISTIC SERIES XIV. BELLE OF NEWPORT
XIV
ARTISTIC SERIES XIV. BELLE OF NEWPORT
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 slightly to her right, she wears an elaborate under coat slip with decorative purple ribbon accents, she has lace on the sleeves, and hemline, purple ribbon accents and bow at waist. she wears two bracelets on each wrist and two necklaces.

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