Royal Splendour Porcelain Dolls Collection
A unique tribute to majesty throughout the ages
Celebrate the fine art of porcelain doll-makingIn the middle years of the nineteenth century Europe was swept by a craze that endures to this very day. Porcelain doll collecting. It started in Germany, where ceramic-makers first mastered the art of creating life-like, articulated figurines made entirely of china. Before long, every well-to-do little girl across the continent wanted one of her very own.
French and German companies such as Jumeau, Bru, Steiner and Rohmer grew up to meet demand, and those earliest French Bébés and German ‘dolly-faced’ figurines are highly sought-after. The oldest and rarest porcelain dolls change hands at auction now for tens of thousands of dollars.
Why? Because they are beautifully-made artefacts of a bygone age. Each doll has her own special character, with sparkling glass eyes, cupid-bow lips and a variety of coloured and styled wigs made from mohair or even human hair. And as for the costumes – they are masterpieces of 19th century haberdashery, with all the frills and furbelows of Victorian fashion replicated in exquisite miniature.
A beautiful royal doll-fit for a queen!That’s why we’re reviving the porcelain doll-making tradition – just for you. And what a doll it is: ‘Vicky’, Princess Royal, first-born and much-loved child of Queen Victoria.
With hand-painted features, glittering blue eyes and luxuriant curls, she’s as pretty as a picture, especially in her rich red velvet and plaid winter outfit. You can also re-dress Vicky in her summer ball gown and delicate dancing shoes – all housed in a fabulous gingham-lined travel case with silvered locking clasp. She will arrive with a FREE cameo brooch worth £3.99, as well as a 4-page Certificate of Authenticity that details her fascinating life and times.
Your all-porcelain and fully articulated ‘Royal Splendour’ Princess Victoria doll is just £1.99, plus FREE p&p, a huge saving on the normal price of £14.99. What an incredible price for such a fabulous offer!
And that’s not all. Order today and you’ll be placed on our priority delivery service – each month you will receive the latest doll in our ‘Royal Splendour’ porcelain dolls collection. Plus, with your next two deliveries, you will also receive some exclusive FREE gifts. Read on to find out more…
Exclusive porcelain dolls, incredible free giftsOnce you have received ‘Victoria’, there’s no doubt you’ll want to see our next royal princess: Anastasia, tragic daughter of the last Russian Czar, Nicholas II. In her beautiful ball gown, embroidered with shimmering faux-pearls, your ‘Anastasia’ porcelain doll is a joy to behold. Worth £14.99, she is yours for just £8.99, plus £4.99 p&p, and will arrive in an elegant presentation box, with removable stand, and accompanied by a fascinating 4-page Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive, FREE, an exclusive cameo necklace worth £7.99.
The following month, we will be delighted to send you the next ‘Royal Splendour’ porcelain doll: Queen Victoria. We present her as a young girl on the threshold of greatness. Her lacy, floral patterned dress and headdress of flowers are mini-masterpieces of the doll-maker’s art. Of course, she will be sent to you in a presentation box, with removable stand and 4-page Certificate of Authenticity. And all for just £14.99, plus £3.99 p&p! She will also arrive with two FREE gifts: a decorative metal Trinket Box, worth £8.99, plus 4 evocative and charming Victorian-era doll-themed postcards. All subsequent issues are £14.99 plus £3.99 p&p.
Treat yourself to a little royal luxuryWe really were spoilt for choice when we came to create this collection. There were so many beautiful and fascinating princesses, empresses, countesses and queens throughout history to consider.
Naturally, there are some we could not leave out, such as Queen Victoria, her lively and vivacious daughter Vicky, as well as the enigmatic Anastasia. But there’s also our own current queen, in our representation she is the young Princess Elizabeth, resplendent in ceremonial dress and cape at the coronation of her beloved father, King George VI. Then there is ‘Sisi’, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, one of the great beauties of the 19th century, plus Queen Mary, Marie-Antoinette, Grace Kelly, Catherine the Great and more. Of course, no collection of ‘Royal Splendour’ porcelain dolls would be complete without Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen of Hearts and eternal symbol of regal beauty. So, look out for these dolls, and more, as your collection grows.
And what a collection it is – an exclusive and unmissable celebration of beauty and regal pageantry throughout the ages. Simply majestic!