Rose 33cm Mohair Bear Designed by Pauline Bjonness-Jacobsen
Rose 33cm Mohair Bear (SOLD) wears a pale pink silk dress over cotton slip and pantaloons. Her body is jointed. Only 6 designs of Mohair Bears designed by Pauline were released in 2002. The world wide edition for the bears was 2000 pieces and her original price was $299. Kate Finn discovered stock of three rare remaining pieces of Rose 33cm Mohair Bear which were hiding in her warehouse. Only one Rose remaining which has some aging marks and tiny holes in the silk.
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.