Connoisseur CollectionBeautiful Girls Limited Edition of 500 Each
Original Retail Price: $395.00 EachComplete Collection of "The Childrens Hour" by: Wendy Lawton
Laughing Allegra, Edith With the Golden Hair and Grave Alice come to life from the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . Dolls are 14" and full body porcelain. 1. Grave Alice, with her lovely raven hair and deep brown eyes, is dressed in a delicate snow white dress , hand smocked with tiny pink flowers . She wears handmade, white leather, ankle-tie slippers. 2. Laughing Allegra's warm brown eyes twinkle with merriment and act as the perfect counterpoint to her honey blonde hair . She wears a dusty rose dress covered with a pinafore, painstakingly smocked in dusty rose and apple green. Her shoes are handmade, pink leather Mary Janes . 3. Edith With Golden Hair, true to her name, has cascading curls of golden blonde and misty green eyes. She wears an apple green dress with a crisp white pinafore smocked with apple green and dusty rose embroidery. Her shoes are lovely little white leather.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's beloved poem begins:Between the dark and daylight,
When the light is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
That is known as the children's hour .
I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet ;
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.
From my study I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
And Edith with golden hair.
The poem continues with the ageless tale of Longfellow's own little daughters and their nightly romp with Papa. Together the three daughters make a charming picture. A copy of The Children's Hour illustrated by June Amos Grammer is included. This lovely little hardcover book marks Lawton's first entry into the world of publishing. The book is a 6" x 8 1/2" hardcover, sixteen page book with a front cover illustration, back cover illustration, frontispiece and twelve illustrations, all in full color.
I do not break up collections and therefore am offering all three together. Boxes for Laughing Allegra and Edith are available although the boxes are in poor condition. No coa's or hangtags. The dolls are in near mint condition and will come with their doll stands, book and lovely post card picture.This is a rare collection to aquire and I am sure that you will love them. They were kept in a glass doll cabinet and stored in a smoke and pet free home. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND .