Bleuette Jumeau Premiere 9 1905 Jn Ppw 11 Inch Reproduction Doll Alison Harwood For Sale
Bleuette Jumeau Premiere 9 1905 11” JN Wood Brown Mohair Blue PPW Artist: Alison Harwood
This outstanding Bleuette Jumeau Premiere 9 1905 reproduction, is handmade by internationally reknowned New Zealand artist, Alison Harwood of Alley Cat Dolls. This Bleuette is from that exclusive collection #36 A. This exquisite Bleuette is beautifully painted with delicate cheek blushing, fabulous eyelashes and lips painted with the great skill Alison exhibits in all her work. Bleuette has blue PPW glass eyes and a lightly curled brown mohair wig. She wears turquoise earrings. She is on the fully jointed JN wood and composition body and stands is 27cm. Bedelia wears her authentic cotton petticoat and pants, both edged with fine cotton lace threaded with pale lemon bow tied silk ribbon. Included with Bleuette is Alison's Gold Seal of Excellence [the top Award achievable from the New Zealand Doll Federation]. Bedelia is signed ACD 36 on her bottom!
Note : Joyce Nicholson, Alison’s representative, told [In a recent discussion with Samy Odin], he commented that her reproductions were the closest to the originals that he had seen - praise indeed!]
About Alison Harwood: Originally trained as a schoolteacher, Alison studied doll making in Europe where she frequently viewed stunning examples of antique dolls and indeed still has a wonderful collection of antique dolls which she uses as reference when painting. She taught doll making in Europe before returning to New Zealand to establish her studio in Wellington and continues to teach doll making. Alison became involved in the New Zealand Doll Federation [our equivalent of the U.F.D.C.] and has been President until earlier this year. Her work is in private collections and museums worldwide and continues to be sought after. Last year Alison joined with Joyce Nicholson to establish 'Alleycat Dolls' bringing together perfection in doll making and costuming. This Bleuette is from the Alleycat collection [#36A].
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