Made of finest felt
Fully (5X) jointed
Limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide
With glass eyes
Head made of molded felt
Wig made of mohair
With stainless steel “Button in Ear”
42 cm / 17 inches
Sophie, the first female doll in the series, comes with silk ribbons in her hair. She is costumed in a felt dress with muslin sleeves and collar, a laced felt weskit, floral cotton apron, custom made stockings and undergarments, and leather tie shoes. On one arm Sophie carries a custom-made, hand-woven basket with tiny felt flowers.
Collectors of Steiff and R. John Wright will have a special treat in store with the production of an important series designed in conjunction with both companies: THE STEIFF KINDER.
As many collectors know, the products of the legendary Steiff company provided the earliest inspiration for R. John Wright creations. Now, 25 years after the first R. John Wright children dolls appeared, the story has come full circle with an exciting new collection of Steiff children dolls combining the best of the old and the new!
As a guarantee of authenticity, each will feature the trademark Steiff button in ear as well as the customary brass 'RJW' button. The Steiff Kinder will come beautifully boxed with accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. Matched number sets will be offered subject to availability.
The Premiere Series will consist of the four children dolls. Measuring approximately 42 cm / 17 inches tall, fully jointed and made entirely of felt, the dolls feature molded faces sculpted by R. John Wright to evoke the early child dolls produced by the Margarete Steiff Toy Factory in the early 1900's. With hand painted features, inset glass eyes, and mohair wigs, the dolls are dressed in detailed clothing and accessories made of the finest materials in designs reflective of their German heritage. The Steiff Kinder will be produced by R. John Wright Dolls in a numbered limited edition of 500 pieces each.