Princess Swan

2006

Porcelain. Ball-Jointed. One of-a-kind-Costumed. China-painted features and body blush. 14.5” tall. Completed in 175 hours.
Removable costume.

The Princess Swan is wearing a head piece and a collar embroidered with a 161 Fresh water pearls, 59 Lapis Lazuli, 97 metal beads, 3 Rhine stones and 1000s of glass genuine gold filled beads. Her intricate veil is a hand-assembled and embroidered lace. Individual floral motifs are hand-appliquéd onto a ground of soft, shear chiffon and hand embroidered with 1067 fresh water pearls, 320 Austrian crystals, 315 Glass drop beads, 236 Czech Fire polished crystals and 100s of iridescent beads.

This Doll is based on a famous Russian fairytale called 'The Tale of czar Saltan', written in a beautiful rhyming verse by the greatest Russian writer-poet Alexander S Pushkin (1799-1837). The doll is my interpretation of the female character in the story, who was cursed to live as a swan until the power of love restored her human form. I've decided to capture the moment of her magical transformation from a swan into a woman and emerging from the sea onto the land to embrace her beloved.

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