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21 August 2012

Dolly LOVE

Isn't she just incredible? The detail is so exquisite.
Most likely she is a Fashion Doll... or a 'Pandora'.

English Doll 1755-1760  via V&A Collection

"Pandoras were used from the 14th century to convey the latest 
fashion among courts of Europe.... by the end of the 18th century 
the pandoras had given way in importance to fashion magazines. 
The figures were not designed as toys, but, after (fulfilling) their 
original purpose they may been given to children to play with."

-words from the V&A Collection website

I love the patina of these beautiful old dolls and doll houses.

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