Original Dolls

Eighteen Original Figures Copyright of Georgina Ritson.

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Since I began making dolls in 2006, I have used hundreds of different moulds. Amazing characters have been created for porcelain doll makers by talented artists. I create my figures from a variety of different moulds including those of Gina Bellous, House of Caron and in particular the Parker Levi fashion dolls. 

However, most of the figures I have created over the years are derived from my own original moulds. Allow me to introduce some of these figures to you now....

 

I pay a lot of attention to the conventions of portraiture when creating my figures as I like to think of a miniature setting as a still life painting in three dimensions. So, in this sense I try to create figures that look like "real people."

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Vicky

Original Doll Vicky, dressed in 18th Century French Court Costume. Vicky has a poseable head and a beautiful face. Her looks are versatile so you will find her dressed for all eras. 

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Margaret

Original Doll Margaret, dressed as Lady Bertram in Regency attire. I like to create sleeping figures occasionally to quietly blend in to your miniature scene. 

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John

Original Doll John, dressed as the iconic London Dorchester Hotel Doorman. 

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Molly

Original Doll Molly, dressed as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Molly has a static head and shoulder plate, with well defined features, high cheek bones and large eyes. You will find her on my website usually dressed for the Georgian period.

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Katherine

Original Doll Katherine, dressed as a glamorous 1940s lady. Katherine is one of my dolls with a poseable head. She is recognisable with her mouth slightly open. You will find her on my website usually dressed as a glamorous 20th century character.

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Emma

Original Doll Emma, dressed in a Victorian summer outfit. Another doll with a poseable head, Emma has a particularly delicate face with a very dainty nose. I use this figure a lot. She looks particularly well dressed for the Regency period and the Edwardian Belle Epoque.

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Aida Margaret

This lady has become one of the most popular figures that I create. I have made her in many different guises but mostly I like her in twentieth century two piece suits with a hat and plenty of costume jewellery.

 

Over the last ten years, my mother has peered into the cabinet, where I keep the dolls for safe keeping, and commented “it’s Nana Manning!” my late maternal grandmother. I have decided that this lady is now going to be known as Aida Margaret, in memory of my late maternal grandmother.