"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 intended for use by children. She comes from non-smoking homes, both mine and my grandmother's. I am offering her at a low beginning bid, with no reserve. Shipment options are parcel post or priority mail.
Please email any questions to me prior to bidding. Thanks for looking, and !
Side note: I have at least 8 more dolls from my grandmother's collection that I will be listing on Ebay, as I have time. I currently work 2 jobs, so the listings will span a month or so. Please inquire if you are looking for a particular doll. I cannot send you a list at this time as I have not had adequate time to research each doll, which takes several hours per doll!