2 hours ago
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Who is that lady in yellow?
Because of her beautiful yellow dress I am calling her Xanthe. I thought of naming her Daffodil, but she looks so sophisticated I didn't think she would stand for it.
I thought at first she might be one of the very rare Tynietoy dolls, but upon closer examination I see that she isn't. Though the construction is similar there are also several differences
Her facial features is stitched on while my reference book tells me that Tinytoy dolls have painted features.
Xanthe has a wrapped wire body and a solid head under the soft face fabric, as the Tynietoys are said to have, but my lady has loops for hands much like the Grecon dolls.
Her wire covered feet are fashioned to form a sort of high-heeled shoe, and she can stand on her own, but the Tynietoy dolls had metal feet.
She came to me from England and I believe Xanthe is going to live with me for a long time. I am quite taken with her.
If anyone knows who made her or where I can find other members of her family please let me know.
Posted by Shale at Tuesday, November 02, 2010