This is a vintage 1987, original doll, by famed doll artist MONIKA MECHLING.Before she was known for her porcelain dolls, she got her start by making cloth dolls for her own children. Soon, friends and relatives inspired her to start selling her creations and this little sweetie is from that era. "Patrick" is 9.5" high . His face is hand painted with rosey cheeks, lips and big brown eyes. His straight brown hair peeks out from under his large beret. He has soft arms and legs that bend, with a hard padded torso. His outfit is a white cotton poofy shirt over black knickers. He wears open weave black leggins under his black lace up boots. He holds his a teddy wearing a matching ribbon, in his right hand. Torso is signed "Monica Mechling 1987" (this is before she became known as "Monika") He has a number below the signature & date of "87624B"
Originalhangtag is still on his wrist and reads "MONICA MECHLING DOLL ORIGINALS" on the front. Back of tag has handwriting that reads "87624B Patrick". Also handwritten in pencil is the original price of $65.00.There are no stains, tears or odors. Stand is included If you are a collector of Monika Mechling, this is a NICE and RARE early piece and would make an awesome addition to any collection!
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