Eskimo Girl 43cm Porcelain Doll Designed by Pauline Bjonness-Jacobsen
Eskimo Girl 43cm Porcelain Doll (SOLD) is dressed in faux sealskin and fur. She wears a red thermal top underneath to match the braid on her dress. This particular sample which is in perfect condition, was one of Pauline’s prototypes and due to being so early in her series of porcelain dolls, is not numbered and does not have a certificate. The doll does however have PBJ 8/87 stamped into the porcelain at the back of the head. The final Eskimo Girl 43cm Porcelain Doll was released in the US in 1989 with a different braid on the dress. Edition of 3000. She was released in Australia in 1990 and her original price was $289. Original box with clear plastic lid is in fair condition.
Kate Finn’s Collection of Pauline Dolls
Kate Finn has now released her own collection for sale on the Kate Finn website. These dolls were the original samples used for photography and exhibition. Most of the dolls are in their original boxes. Due to aging in storage and travelling exhibitions, the boxes vary in condition. All Limited Edition dolls are numbered and include a certificate.
Dolls by Pauline – The Designer
Pauline started designing simple rag dolls as a child. During the 1970’s she established her own Company. Over the years Pauline designed both rag and vinyl dolls and then in 1988 released her first porcelain range. In the United States, Pauline’s dolls have been recognized by the prestigious Doll Reader Magazine ‘Doty Award’ and Dolls Magazine ‘Award of Excellence’.
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The Kate Finn Rag Doll Difference
The rag dolls for sale at Kate Finn are heirloom products primarily made to be played with. So safe, soft and cuddly with their perfectly sewn dresses, petticoats and pinafores in an amazing variety of truly lovely retro, modern and traditional fabrics. Their beauty enhances the décor of any child’s nursery. These items are an ideal alternative to our soft baby toys or the more delicate porcelain collectibles.
Designed to be treasured and collected some of these beautiful items have also been designed for learning and playing. An example is Mary Anne with her dual face (one side asleep, one side awake). We all know how little ones love putting their toys to bed. Mary Anne has been designed specifically with this in mind, her clothing is removable and she has her nightgown in her shoulder bag.
First Birthday Rag Dolls are another of Kate Finn’s iconic designs. A babies First Birthday is a very special event for both family and friends, to commemorate the special day Kate Finn has a variety of rag dolls with “First Birthday”embroidered on their pinafore or apron.
The majority of designs are made in limited quantities which makes them a very unique gift and extremely collectible. Their faces are either hand stitched or have detailed embroidery. The clothing on most dolls and gollies is removable so that they can be washed. In many cases they’re kept into adulthood; many children form an emotional attachment to their rag dolls which often remains throughout their lives.
Dolls Stands Sold by Kate Finn Australia
Doll Stands are a very handy tool to help display your collection of Rag Dolls or Golliwogs. Kate Finn has four sizes available, once you have decided on a doll click on the image and the correct size stand will be displayed below ready to add to your order