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GALLERY 10 - NINA



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Each Art Doll from Collection 1 is a one-of-a-kind, handmade character with an internal mobile brass structure which allows its arms and legs to rotate. Please visit 'the making process - collection 1' for information on how the dolls are made.

Every doll has been photographed on a fully functional, handmade brass swing with a name tag which are handmade by me and can be purchased with the doll or separately. The making time of each doll, including the brass swing, is over
100 hours.


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This doll is a work of art and not a toy. It is for display purposes only.
The dolls are not made to stand. The images where they are standing are for illustration purposes only.
It must be protected from heat and direct sunlight. (Please visit the 'doll care advice' page on this website for more information about how to care for the dolls.)
Every doll is a unique creation, no molds are used, therefore imperfections or irregularities are evidence of its handmade nature since it's not mass produced or made by a machine.


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About Nina:

(2012)

Nina was named in honour of the great American singer Nina Simone. I think Nina looks like a noble and kind character, and maybe, in mind mind, like a wife of a Russian Decembrist (with a prominent aquiline nose and proud of it, as all my characters are)...

...The Decembrists (St. Petersburg, December 1825) belonged to the highest aristocracy, they demanded political reforms, mainly the abolition of serfdom (slavery). Their uprising was suppressed by Tsar Nicholas I and they were severely punished. Five of the Decembrists were hanged while others were exiled to Siberia, sentenced to hard labour. Their wives had nobly and selflessly cast aside social privileges and comfort to follow their husbands into exile. The Decembrists and their wives became idols for people in Russia.

Materials used:

Brass, Cernit polymer clay, glass eyes, mohair.
Pyjamas: vintage ivory silk and pure Silk Crępe de Chine.
Dressing gown: Chinese cheongsam style Silk brocade.

Measurements*:

Total height: 47cm (including 6cm hair volume).
Seated height: 30cm (including 6cm hair volume).
Weight: 873grams (including clothing).

*All measurements are approximate.