Stunning Princess Diana Doll. Franklin Mint. Elvis Dress. Superb Details. Mint.
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Stunning Princess Diana Doll. Franklin Mint. Elvis Dress. Superb Details. Mint.:
Stunningly beautiful Princess Diana Porcelain Doll made by Franklin Mint.
The commemorative doll was created by Franklin Mint and features the famous Elvis Dress designed by Catherine Walker. The original dress designed by Catherine Walker was purchased at a charity sale by Franklin Mint. It was worn by Princess Diana on a trip to Hong Kong as well as to the British Fashion Awards in 1989. The doll’s dress is a white silk strapless dress matched by a bolero jacket with a stand-up collar. The fully-lined dress is a long sheath and is encrusted with teeny pearls and has a triple band of pearls around the edges of the bolero.
The hand-painted head is still covered by the protective netting which keeps the doll’s hair in place, thin pieces of styrofoam are between the white shoes and the display stand, and the accessories are in their original packaging. The accessories include a white rose, a silver envelope clutch, and a box with a tiara. The top of the tiara box is inscribed in silver and says, “Diana, Princess of Wales”. Inside the box is a replica of the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara given to Diana by the Queen in 1981. The pearl motif is echoed in the crown, and the doll wears pearl-studded earrings.
The original documentation is attached to the doll’s left wrist by a thin silver elastic cord. The front of the card says, “Diana, Princess of Wales”, and the back gives the Franklin Mint information. Thread and extra pearls are held in a plastic envelope secured inside the card with instructions on the facing page for how to replace the pearls.
The doll has never been removed from its box and is in mint condition. It’s box has some light wear on the outside 2 corners and some light scuffing.
Diana stands at 17”. Her stand adds approx. 1/2”.
Tiara is roughly 2”L
Rose- 2 1/2” L
Purse - 1 1/2”
A lovely addition to any collection.
Will happily consider all reasonable offers.