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Browse our large selection of Collectible Dolls, one of a Kind or limited edition dolls and kids play dolls.
Ankie Daanen Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Ankie Daannen Dolls
Even as a young child, I was searching for a way to express myself. At the age of seven, I dreamt about a career as a ballet dancer or opera singer. But at the same time, I was sitting next to my mother at her sewing machine, waiting for remnants of fabric from the children's cloths she made. Using these leftover fabrics, I created ballroom dresses for my handmade and Barbie dolls. After secondary school,. I attended an educational academy and became a teacher. But after five years in education, I needed to find a way to express my creative energy. So I went to a conservatory to study music. During this time, I visited a dollmakers' exhibition. From that moment on, I was sure what my life work would be, I wanted to become a dollmaker. And so I did. That happened 20 years ago, and I am still making dolls today.
Berdine Creedy Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Berdine Creedy Dolls
Berdine Creedy is originally from South Africa. She grew up on a wheat farm in the Cape Town area and was a school teacher for over 10 years, and there is where Berdine developed my love for children. Having four of her own and not teaching anymore, she thought of starting to create them in clay. In 1993 Berdine went to Nurnberg for the International Toy Fair and she met Hildegard Gunzel, Annette Himstedt, Ruth Treffeisen and more world renown artist. That was so impressive for her, seeing and admiring their dolls, that she decided there and then that if I start doing dolls right now, she will also be there in Nurnberg Toy Fair some time in the future.
Gaby Schlotz Dolls
Gaby Schlotz Dolls
Since 1986 Gaby has designed porcelain dolls in small limited editions. Every doll is exclusive and each doll is carefully produced with great dedication in her small manufacturing studio.
Heidi Plusczok Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Heidi Plusczok Dolls
Heidi Plusczok has been molding collector's porcelain and vinyl dolls since 1989. Children are her specialty. It is her biggest urge to capture the natural expression, the gestures, and the mimic art of children.
Helen Kish Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Helen Kish Dolls
Helen Kish is a sculptor who shares with collectors her vision of the beauty and poignancy of the human spirit in one-of-a-kind stoneware figures, bronze works and porcelain dolls.
Linda Mason Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Linda Mason Dolls
A lifelong doll lover, Linda Mason has been at work in her Northern California studio for over twenty years. Inspired by her large family and many friends, she uses real children as models for many of her amazingly lifelike child dolls. They come to life only when completed, each revealing its unique personality and whispering" the appropriate name. Linda Mason, many-time winner of both the prestigious Dolls Award of Excellence and Doll of the Year (DOTY) awards, most recently received a 2004 Dolls Award of Excellence for her Treasury Collection doll, Valentine's Kisses.
Maggie Iacono Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Maggie Iacono Dolls
Maggie Iacono has created the only collectible, pressed wool felt doll that is completely poseable using her own unique ball jointing system. Each doll is crafted by hand creating small, limited editions that are truly unique and valued by collectors around the world.
One of a Kind and Limted Edition Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
One of a Kind Dolls
The Alcove carries a unique collection of one-of-a-kind and very limited edition dolls created by talented and well known doll designers. Please remember that all dolls in this section are subject to prior sale. The Alcove layaway plan helps many doll collectors acquire valuable works. See our About Us page for details.
Tonner Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Tonner Dolls
The Tonner Doll Company is internationally renowned for award-winning dolls that encourage the young—and the young-at-heart—to Believe in the Power of Play™. Inspired by a passion for doll collecting, the company has manufactured fine dolls designed and sculpted by Robert Tonner, from little girl and classic character dolls that recapture the magic of childhood memories, to fully articulated high fashion dolls with exquisite collections of costumes that depict the quintessential American style.
Uta Brauser Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Uta Brauser
Uta Brauser creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition dolls. Please note that all works shown are subject to prior sale.
Xenis Dolls at the Alcove Unique Gifts
Xenis Wooden Dolls
The Xenis Collection is the creator behind some of the world`s most beautiful wooden dolls. The company was founded in 1994 by Marlene Xenis who, in the first years, worked from the basement of her home. Marlene was later joined by her two daughters, Tania and Jesse along with a team of highly skilled artists. The business was moved into a beautiful studio on acreage in Aldergrove, a small town just outside of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada


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