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GALLERY 15 - FRANCESCA



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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 Francesca:

(2012)

Francesca got her name from Francesca da Rimini. At the time when I was making her, I went to a classical music concert and one of the pieces played was Francesca da Rimini by Tchaikovsky. I think this doll has an air of a noble Venetian Renaissance lady, in a cartoony sort of way. Her expression is warm, sympathetic and also like she is inwardly amused by something.

Materials used:

Brass, Cernit polymer clay, glass eyes, mohair.
Francesca is dressed in wonderful pure Silk Crępe de Chine pyjamas.
Her dressing gown is from Silk Satin with black Silk lining.

Measurements*:

Total height: 44.5cm (including 2.5cm hair volume).
Seated height: 29cm (including 2.5cm hair volume).
Weight: 1kg 112grams (including clothing).

*All measurements are approximate.