Here is Cherie, the next in a series of Grisettes. She is 16" tall from the bottom of the base to the top of her head. Her hat adds another 4" to the topmost part of the bow. She is a great fan of the famous designer Paul Poiret's draped coat which is made of Indian silk...a very fine faille embroidered in gold and chocolate brown silk threads with tiny pearls and gold beads. For her gown she has chosen the popular Fortuney style of very finely pleated silk and meatal fabric. The lining of the coat is of black silk taffeta. The muff (with her name embroidered on it) is silk faille. She wears a vintage silk chiffon jabot. And the hat...The buckram base is covered in antique silk velvet trimmed in antique metal bullion braid and a small flower of tiny beads. The bow is made of silk stripe with horsehair to hold the bows in place. Two clusters of amber Swarovski crystals are used as fasteners for her coat. The base is of wood and is finished in gold leaf with an antique finish.
This one of a kind Art Doll is made from polymer clay with a wood armature and cloth body tightly stuffed with fiber fill. She is posed in a fixed position to display her special attitude. The face has been painted with artist acrylic paints.