Thursday, 2 August 2018

Franklinmint Turn of the Century collection by Bernice Mowry

Franklinmint Turn of the Century collection

 by Bernice Mowry
Emily 1992
Bernice Mowry has long been inspired by the beauty and elegance of this time
Emily perfectly captures the beauty and pride of a turn of the century women
 Emily is a fine example of a Victorian elegance
Sculptured in hand-painted bisque porcelain with blue eyes
with a hand-styled period coiffure, this doll wears a traditional gown
 fashioned of luxurious peach jacquard detailed with chiffon and scalloped lace
 and highlighted with faux pearls.
 Her bonnet is crafted of chiffon, lace, feathers,
 faux pearls and delicate flowers. In her hand,
she carries a purse accented with lace and flowers.
She Stands ?
Dated from E bay Archives
purchase date 1992

Violette 2000
designed by Bernice Mowry
A delicate Victorian beauty of a young women who found romance
in  turn of the century Paris amidst the glory of the Tuileries gardens
Sculptured in hand-painted bisque porcelain identical face sculpt to Emily's
with green eyes
she wears a rich Amethyst coloured  jacquard cotton gown
her bodice is pleated at the shoulders on the cross to the waist
with a pleated waist band decorated with rosettes and lace
her skirt is panelled and trimmed with embroided lace and decorated with
rosettes the rear of her skirt is highly decorated with rows of Amethyst
 coloured  jacquard frills trimmed with embroided lace in between the rows
she carries a highly decorated lace trimmed parasol
and wears exquisite bonnet decorated with ostrich plumes embroided lace
lilac ribbons and is held around her neck with lilac tulle
And beneath her dress, she is outfitted with a delicate petticoat and pantalets.
she stands 23" tall
Collectors choice catalogue 2000 June/July





Amelia's Grand Voyage 2000
Designed by Bernice Mowry
Experience the enchantment of a young women at the turn of the century
on the most fabulous adventure of her life her first Trans Atlantic Voyage
 meticulously sculptured and hand painted porcelain features
of the opulent Edwardian era.
gown made of black charmuse with metallic pink tissue silk overlay
on the front with a black netting adorn metallic gold sequins
she wears  a black charmuse wrap trimmed and decorated
with metallic pink tissue
she is finished with a antique gold necklace trimmed with a pearl droplet
and earrings to match her hair wears stylish pale pink feather plum
and she carries a  antique gold pink feather fan
hallmarked with the artist signature in 24ct gold
she stand 16" tall
Collectors choice catalogue 2000/ spring



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