BEN by Philip Heath & Christine Orange - Item #: A170

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Doll Name: BEN
Original Artist: Philip Heath & Christine Heath Orange, Great Britain
No./ L.E.: 19 / 20. BEN is a portrait doll created after a local West Malvern (England) child. Each doll from the edition was altered in the greenware and has a completely different unique expression. This portrait doll is the first ever to be modelled by Philip Heath
Year: 1985
Size: 23 inches
Medium: exquisitely FREE-HAND PAINTED by artist, finest bisque porcelain head and limbs on a stuffed cloth body with wire armature inside for poseability
Eyes: amazing English mouth-blown 100% GLASS, gray eyes with hand-tied human hair eye lashes along with hand painted lashes and brows. Cute freckles!
Hair: honey blonde, HUMAN HAIR wig, individually trimmed for each doll in edition to give a doll unique look
Outfit: white sweater, white knitted socks, blue jeans
Shoes: blue denim shoes on a white rubber sole
Accessories: bear brooch (prop Pooh bear and doll stand not included)
Condition: mint
Papers & Marks: Certificate of Authenticity & Hang Tag. There is incised in a porcelain back of head: "by Philip Heath, Nov 1987, made in England". Also hand numbered 19th/20 in brown ink
Collectors Price: $1,800.00


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