This original, ball jointed, porcelain doll is based on the character form a fantasy novel “Alice in Wonderland” written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll.
Materials used for the project:
Porcelain, china painted body with 18 points of articulation is strung together with industrial springs. The costume consists of eight fully functional pieces. The one of a kind apron and bonnet are embroidered with Czech and Japanese seed beads, Austrian crystals, cubic zirconium gems, Fresh Water pearls, glass droplets and 24k gold lined, micro beads. The shoes are handmade from leather, embroidered with Czech beads and accentuated with sterling silver buckles. The stockings are hand stitched and accented with embroidery. The dress is a permanent, dye sublimation, limited print of an original, watercolor painting. Alice has an attached, natural Mohair wig, which can be brushed, styled and braided. Doll is 13.5” tall, exceptionally posable and playable. 2008.
Alice comes with a custom stand as well as the wooden, carved seat as shown.
I was really bored of the classic Disney version of Alice and all the other, numerous Victorian theme renditions of her, so I decided to create a new look for my Alice inspired by a different culture and time period than those which created her original image. However, I did incorporate some of the classical features of Disney Alice into her new appearance to maintain a sentimental connection to the familiar character.