Avigail Brahms "violetta" From La Traviata - Beautiful Mib Le Anna Brahms For SaleThis incredible, handcrafted doll is "Violetta" from the opera "La Traviata", numbered 212/500. The artist is Anna Avigail Brahms who, was commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera to create this lovely doll. Brahms' dolls stand between 22 and 30 Inches tall and are made of gauze on a metal armature, Fimo and acryllc paint. The costumes are sewn from antique fabrics. The hair is hand-dyed angora and the glass eyes are imported from Germany. Her original box and tag are numbered, as well as the doll herself - her porcelain back is stamped and hand numbered. I have photographed the many details of this doll. Her costume and accessoreis are absolutely exquisite.Some INFO about the artist:
Anna Avigail Brahms' exquisite doll characters have graced Christmas scenes in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany's and have been on display at Lincoln Center's Gallery of the Performing Arts in New York City and at Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs In the Paris Louvre.Anna Brahms has been instrumental in taking dolls beyond the accepted concept of playthings and into the realm of an art form. Her work has been described as "ethereal and life-like" and "poetic." In the 1980's galleries throughout Europe have carried her work and Europe's most exclusive toy store, L'Naime Bleu, featured her dolls.A resident of the U.S. since 1981, Anna Brahms has exhibited widely in the Unites States, where her dolls acquired an immediate and devoted following. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center's Gallery of the Performing Arts, Brahms sculpted the family of Czar Nicholas II, Nijinsky dancing "Petrushka," and ballerinas from Stravinsky's "Firebird" for an exhibit on Russian art and culture.A later show at the Gallery of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center centered on the theme of French operas. For this, Brahms devised colorful characters from the operas "Tales of Hoffman," "Manon" and others. Soon after, Brahms was invited to exhibit at Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs, at the Louvre, in 1991. Anna Brahms' doll universe is peopled with fairies, angels, romantic young girls, dancers, circus performers, and sensual women. Shipment of this doll will be seen with extreme care. Packaging will be aboslutely secure. If you would like shipping insurance, please notify me prior to payment and I will include it in your invoice. If you would like additional photos or info - please message me.
Some advice for today's Collector - Look for and find the BEST that was made in the past because there are almost no dolls still in production that are highly collectable. While the internet is a great way to reach buyers all around the world, unfortunately places like and the mass produced market of dolls have destroyed the once thriving doll industry. Smart collectors know this and are finding the MIB dolls that were made by the gifted artists and crafts people in the past because, they are essentially becoming extinct... Info about my sales: All dolls from smoke and pet free home. Stored and cared for greatly, never played with. Collector owned. Will Ship International - please message me your city/postal code for an estimate. I will try to respond within 24hrs. Items located in Atlanta, GA - pickup avail for local buyers. I am currently listing MANY other dolls from a large collection, please see my other items up for sale!
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