Ellen Stanbury Collectible Porcelain Dolls
If you collect porcelain dolls, you have probably already heard of Ellen Stanbury, and if you are considering collecting porcelain dolls, Ellen Stanbury dolls are a good place to start. These porcelain dolls, created by this excellent craftswoman and doll-making teacher, are some of the most coveted collectibles. Ellen Stanbury’s porcelain dolls have won several awards, and they are sold all over the world. Here is just a sample of her doll designs.
• Phantom of the Opera – This doll won first place at a Canadian doll show in 1993. Stanbury put so much detail into the doll and his costume (styled after the Phantom of the Opera character from the story), that it was an immediate favorite among the judges. The doll’s detail includes the “half-mask” that the Phantom character is famous for, and his clothing includes a top hat and tuxedo. For the Canadian doll show, he was showcased on a music box that looked like a stage and played music from the Phantom of the Opera musical.
• Tessa – Tessa is an original sculpture porcelain doll that portrays a young mother holding her own baby. The mother and the baby are wearing matching gowns, which are intricately designed and made out of Swiss and French lace. This porcelain doll has a very animated, yet soft and feminine look that is enchanting.
• Googlie – The Ellen Stanbury “Googlie” doll is a whimsical design with very large eyes and very round protruding cheeks, giving it a rather “cupie doll” look. This is a fun porcelain doll, less serious than some other of Stanbury’s porcelain dolls, but nevertheless a wonderful piece. Dressed in a light, milkmaid-type dress and hat, with a small porcelain goat next to her, people can’t help but look at this doll and smile.
These are just a handful of the wonderful porcelain dolls that Ellen Stanbury has created over the years. Ellen sells her dolls through a company that she and her husband run called “Stanec’s Dolls Ltd”, and you can order her dolls over the Internet by going to www.stanecdolls.com. When you go to this website, you will not only see a catalog of the dolls that are for sale, you will also learn more about Ellen Stanbury and what she does. Ellen is known as a “Grand Master Dollmaker”, and she is a certified Doll Artisan Guild Instructor. Anyone who purchases one of Ellen Stanbury’s beautiful porcelain dolls will be investing in a collectible that will only grow in value over the years.
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