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GloveMarriageThe Glove Marriage of Anneke van de Lijn - 1996 Special Edition

Doll: Porcelain and wood, 18” tall

Edition of 150

Retail Price $1,895


Ship's Manifest

Anneke van de Lijn

Dutch East Indies Company

Holland to Batavia

Contents of Hand-Painted Wooden Dower Chest (8¼" H x 6¾" D x 6¾" W):

  • Mahogany casket containing the hand-sewn, jeweled kidskin glove
  • Three hand-carved mahogany dress forms
  • Gray silk gown
  • Separate organdy and lace collar
  • Vermillion linen skirt with batiste attached chemise
  • Deep green basqued bodice
  • Batiste night chemise
  • Cotton sateen embroidered night basque
  • Matching smocked robe de chambre

MerryWidowThe Merry Widow - 1997

Doll: Porcelain and wood, 18" tall


  • Three hand-carved wooden dress forms
  • Batiste tucked slip
  • Batiste tucked pantalets
  • Padded bustle


Also included are the following accessories:


Act I:

  • Black Organza Ballgown embroidered with silk ribbons, seeded with jet beads
  • Underdress of mauve bastiste
  • Black feather fan
  • Black leather strap heels
  • Faux diamond earrings
  • Faux diamond necklace
  • Faux diamond tiara

Act II:

  • Lavender Batiste Garden Frock trimmed in lace and ecru ribbon
  • Garden hat trimmed in silk flowers and tulle
  • Ecru slippers with bow trim and wooden heels
  • Amethyst brooch

Act III:

  • Grisette lacy underwear
  • Merry Widow laced, boned corset
  • Can-Can skirt trimmed with years of taffeta ruffling
  • Black Can-Can stockings
  • Leather lace-up high heeled Can-Can boots
  • Ribbon tied enamelled rose pendant necklace
  • Merry Widow Waltz gown of ivory dupion silk trimmed in ecru silk, embellished with pearl and silk embroidery.

MignonetteMignonette and her Malle du Voyage - 1999

Edition of 150

Retail Price $1,995

Doll: Porcelain and Wood, 9"

Malle du Voyage: 7 x 7 x 13"

   Mignonette and her Malle du Voyage was inspired by a century-old set purchased in New Orleans. The doll is a Lawton original, but each detail of the set is faithful to the antique, right down to the reproduction of the tiny toy clown and two sheep.

Norma Davies: Jazz Baby - 2004

Edition Limited to 99 Sets

Retail Price $1,995.00

norma_davies2The year is 1930. The Great Depression catches the country unaware, but the Jazz Age shimmers on. The silent screen continues to weave its magic and showcase its brightest stars - stars like Norma Davies.

Taking a peek into Norma's dressing room, we see her seated at her strikingnorma_davies3 art deco vanity, clad in a skimpy antique lace teddy, gold lamé fringed peignoir and black maribou mules. Startled to see her platinum tresses we note the wig stands displaying a raven bob and an auburn wig as well. Norma winks. She's as changeable as quicksilver.

norma_davies4Her dress stands showcase some of the fashion art Norma is known for: a fortuny pleated gown of blush silk trimmed with antique lace; a fabulous black faux fur dolman coat and cloche hat trimmed with feathers; and her signature jazz baby lace dress encrusted with crystals and pearls. Black strappy shoes, lace and pearl shoes and her jazzy pearl and lace tiara all vie for attention.

Norma Davies: Jazz Baby takes her place among the unforgettable handful of dolls known as the Lawton Masterpiece Collection.

Born with a Silver Spoon - 2008

Born with a Silver Spoon by The Lawton Doll Company
Two 9“ dolls with porcelain head and hands on hand-carved, spring-jointed wooden bodies
Edition of 50

Every third year, the Lawton Doll Company pulls out all the stops to create a decadent collection—something far more complicated than any doll in the regular collection.

Born with a Silver Spoon by The Lawton Doll CompanyFor 2008, Wendy Lawton issues an edition limited to only 50 pieces. It is called "Born with a Silver Spoon" and features two dolls, a nine-inch boy, aptly named Sterling, and his sister, a nine-inch girl named Amethyst.

The dolls come in a burnished cherry display armoire. Each doll can be displayed in the curved glass door on either side. All of the clothes and accessories fit neatly inside. Born with a Silver Spoon by The Lawton Doll Company

The set includes two complete extra outfits, underwear, two extra pairs of shoes, and a wide array of accessories, including two handmade amethyst and sterling necklaces, a whistle, a pocket watch, penknife, bath salts, mirror, books, and many more treasures. 

It is obvious that the mischievous Sterling and the solemn Amethyst were born with the proverbial silver spoon!



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