Thursday, December 18, 2008

R John Wright announces a wonderful new collection for 2009....

For 2009, we are pleased to announce that R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS has been granted the license to produce Mary Cicely Barker's enchanting Flower Fairies™!

Measuring 9 to 12 inches tall and fully jointed, each delightful Flower Fairy™ in the collection will be made entirely of the finest all wool felt with a molded face, body, and limbs, realistic coloring, hand painted features, and hand knotted mohair wigs. The delicate fairy wings will be made of molded and hand painted organdy and silk for a simmering, irridescent effect.

Each Flower Fairy™ will be individually designed and costumed according to the original Mary Cicely Barker illustrations including realistic flowers, berries, and leaves hand made entirely out of felt and organdy with exquisite coloration and detail. The first Flower Fairy™ will make its debut at a special ticketed dinner event at the R. John Wright Convention in May.

Other Flower Fairies™ will follow in the series.

Produced in an extremely small edition of just 250 pieces, each Flower Fairy™ will come enclosed in a deluxe RJW presentation box. Included will be the signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. The matching number service will be offered subject to availability.

Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895. She led a quiet life, and was always happiest with a sketchbook in hand. Owing to ill health she was educated at home and largely taught herself to draw and paint. Despite her lack of formal artistic training her natural talent was commercially recognised when she was only 15 years old with the publication of a set of postcards. But it was her Flower Fairy books, the first of which was published in 1923, which brought her international acclaim as an artist. The delicate charm of her illustrations, coupled with her meticulous botanical accuracy, has captivated both children and adults alike for over 85 years, and the books have become classics of children's literature. It gives us great pleasure to interpret her artwork for the first time in the medium of molded felt.

Licensed by Copyrights Group

More information to follow, as soon we have more details we will open a web page for orders,

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