"IN GOD'S GARDEN"
ASHTON DRAKE BABY DOLL
Jessica Rose is the first issue in the "In God's Garden" collection of porcelain baby dolls by artist Kathy Barry-Hippensteel and issued by the Ashton Drake Galleries. This edition ended production in 2001.
In this collection, Kathy Barry-Hippensteel created baby dolls with petal-soft skins hand-painted in radiant pastel tones. Jessica Rose, the first doll in the collection, wears a playsuit festooned with countless tiny roses. Each doll in this collection was inspired by one verse in an uplifting poem by D. William Smith. Jessica Rose brings to life this lyrical verse from D. William Smith's poem:
Jessica Rose is the first one And she brightens every room With her palette of pastels She's a flower in full bloom.
Jessica Rose was lovingly showcased in my grandmother's glassed cabinet, which housed some of the many dolls in her collection. She is in pristine condition. She measures approximately 16 inches long. I am shipping her in the Ashton Drake box shown in the photo - whether this is the box she actually came in, I am not sure. She has all her paperwork - arm tag, brochure and numbered certificate of authenticity, #1196FB.
Please note: Jessica Rose is a porcelain doll, and as such, she is for decorative use only. She is not a toy and is not ... read more