SET: BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XV. BELLE OF SARATOGA

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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 purple holding flowers

Items in Set

purple dress and hat, (hat is missing)
XV-A
purple dress and hat, (hat is missing)
Item Comment

purple dress with a purple ribbon necklace, long white sleeve gloves, she holds a bouquet of flowers in her right hand,
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is missing.

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green dress suit with red trim and hat
XV-B
green dress suit with red trim and hat
Item Comment

green jacket with large red buttons and a large red ribbon bow at her neck, green skirt with red trim at the hemline,
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is red with a gold bow and green feather plumes.

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white wedding dress (hat is missing)
XV-C
white wedding dress (hat is missing)
Item Comment

white wedding dress, she holds a bouquet of flowers in her right hand.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is missing.

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green and burgundy dress and hat
XV-D
green and burgundy dress and hat
Item Comment

green dress with burgundy chest, shoulders, cape, sleeves and bottom at hemline.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is burgundy with a green ribbon bow and a green feather plume.

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ARTISTIC SERIES XV. BELLE OF SARATOGA
XV
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.

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