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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Cloth Dolls - Liberty of London

These three dolls are made by "Liberty of London." My mom had them for years and passed them onto me a while back. I'm not certain who they each represent. I found the following info. on-line while searching for a little more history. The finest fabrics were used and the detail is wonderful.

""Liberty of London dolls were produced from the 1930s to the 1960s. These hand-crafted cloth dolls, along with accessories, depict the history of Great Britain from the caveman through Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

"The dolls consist of history-making men and women, including royalty, political reformers, military notables, innovators in the arts, and contributors to natural and physical sciences. These hand-painted soft sculptured dolls are costumed in authentic period clothing.

The dolls were hand-sewn by two sisters, Ada and Kathleen Peat, from their Brighton, England home for the Liberty of London department store." Liberty of London is still in business and serves upscale clients with a high fashion line of clothing and accessories."" ( taken from here)


Mya.L said...

Some Elizabethan queen/lady-like figure, a Beefeater (or Yeoman) who's lost his hat (?) and some kind of peasant (???)?

Natasha said...

The Lady reminds me of Catherine of Aragon Henry the VIII first wife. She is beautiful whomever she is :)

Anonymous said...

The Queen doll is Anne Boleyn. You can tell by the "B" pendant on her necklace. The necklac can be seen in a famous portrait of her.


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