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“Spirit Of The Past” collection

  1. One-of-a-kind historical costume doll pair.
  2. Made of polymer clay (head and shoulders, hands, legs and body), wire, craft batting, fabric and raffia.
  1. Dolls’ height: Younger Sister – 3  9/16″ (9 cm) (sitting position, without a hat), Elder Sister –      8  5/16″ (21 cm ) (without a hat).
  1. Two layers of clothing. All garments were created according to the original patterns from early 19th century.
  2. Accessories: two hats made of raffia.
  3. “Sisters” were not created for playing. However, you can with great care take off and put on their hats and set up this doll composition according to your taste and vision.
  4. You will receive “Sisters” in a beautiful decorative box. To take them out of the box you should untie the pink ribbon and gently take them out with the doll stand. The hats will be pinned to the pillow with four white pins.
  5. Since “Sisters” were made for viewing, it would better to put them in a display case or under a glass dome that will protect them from the dust. Please keep them out of the sun and direct light to keep the fabric from fading.

Included in sale:

  1. Two dolls (with all accessories indicated in the doll description)
  2. Two doll stands
  3. Decorative box with pillows
  4. Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist (Irina Gorelkina)
  5. Complimentary postcard


250.00 USD

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https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/537146419/original-handmade-flower-girl-doll …          “Flower Girl”    “Spirit Of The Past” collection One-of-a-kind historical costume doll/figurine. Made of polymer clay (head and shoulders, hands, legs and body), wire, craft batting and fabric. Height – 10 7/16″ (26.5 cm). … Continue reading

-=-=-=-Happy Victoria Day!-=-=-=-

  Queen Victoria (May 24,1819 – January 22, 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Impress of India. The last monarch of the House of Hanover.

She was born to be a Queen, she was raised to be a Queen, and she did everything to stay a Queen.

During her reign she earned names like “The Widow of Windsor”(after her husband death) and “The Grandmother of Europe”(because through the marriages of her children she was related to nearly all royal families of Europe). She was a national symbol of Great Britain and was the embodiment of a very complicated historical period called “ The Victorian Era.”

Queen Victoria was an incredibly paradoxical figure.

She was beautiful, earnest, egoistic. She was terrifically stubborn and at the same time easily manipulated. She liked flattery and her Prime Minister Disraeli practically built their relationship using this weakness of hers.

She symbolized the epoch of new values and social achievements but did not accept them.

She was an icon of motherhood but hated pregnancy and childbirth.

She had nine children and forty two grandchildren but felt herself uncomfortable in the presence of kids.

She desperately wanted to be independent  and even sent her mother away after becoming a Queen. But very soon she proposed to her first cousin and married him.

She did not want to share the rule of the country with her husband but later she said that “We women are not made for governing”.

She was the first monarch who traveled by train but was completely indifferent to the technological innovations which dramatically changed everything around.

She was a woman but opposed giving women the right to vote.

There were seven attempts on her life (1840-1882) but they only increased her popularity.

Doll “Young Queen Victoria”. Created:  2010. Wax. Height  23 cm.

© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA