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Bets & Amy Van Boxel

2014 - We have just updated our page with  Bets and Amy's gorgeous new dolls! We always have a hard time picking our Dollery favorites! Note, this year Amy is doing the larger size dolls like her mother!  Remember, these beauties are all just limited to five world wide!  We are taking orders now with a deposit of 25% down is required to order against our order and we will work with you on extended payment plans. Be sure to email kmalone@dollery.com for all the details and pricing and place your orders early. These editions are all under  5 on Bet's  and Amy's dolls so they do sell out quickly!  Be sure to also email us your information if you would like to be added to our Boxel mailing list and receive automatic updates on their work as well as our free annual doll show catalogues.  Bets shows in Nuremburg at the toy fair the last weekend in January so generally these editions sell out very quickly. She is not going to Idex or Toy Fair in 2014. Please contact kmalone@dollery.com or call 800-447-Doll ext 22 outside Ma or 781-447-6677 inside Ma for price quotes as Boxel's prices fluctuate depending on the dollar. We will "lock" in your price when you order your doll rest assured. We try to be competitive and fair with our pricing always so be sure to contact us!

This year we celebrate our 32nd Anniversary doll show. Eleven years ago at our 21st Anniversary show in October we introduced these beauties to our collectors and they were a huge success. Every year we carry them they become increasingly more popular as avid collectors see these works of art in person. 

 2014 BOXEL DOLL LINE PDF FILE

CONTACT US QUICKLY IF INTERESTED AS EDITIONS SELL OUT. ONCE WE GET THE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS THEY WILL BE POSTED BUT GENERALLY THEY SELL OUT BEFORE WE GET THEM IN MANY CASES.

ALL DOLLS ARE PORCELAIN

About the artists (courtesy of Bets & Amy Van Boxel) -  Her whole life Bets van Boxel  says was fascinated by people. At first she expressed herself by painting and drawing people, but soon she wanted to make them three-dimensional, so their posture, facial expression and every detail of their clothing would show to full advantage. The material that Bets uses is porcelain. Porcelain is a material that survives through centuries and it has the right "skin" to make the doll as lifelike as possible. Common people in their natural surroundings inspire her. The children, the sphere of the country and its people Jos and Bets meet on their journeys, will be translated into a doll. In order to make her dolls lifelike she uses, when possible, the authentic cloth and accessories which they bring home from the different countries.  Every doll has handcrafted crystal eyes and a wig from human hair or mohair.  After her education at the Design Academy daughter Amy van Boxel started her own small business. In 1996 Amy joined her parents  and now she makes her own collection of dolls.  -  Direct quote of Bio direct  from Bets & Amy Van Boxel

2014 Dolls

Abdellay

LE/5

21.7" (55cm)

by Bets

Adel and Abdellay are from North Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa.  Most people there have no family name.  Their name exists of theirsurname followed by their father's and grandfather's name.  Adel and Abdellay wear colourful dresses and necklaces with protective lucky charms. They look at you shyly.
Adel

LE/5

20.5" (52cm)

by Bets

Arti

LE/5

24.8" (63cm)

by Bets

Awal and Arti are from Indonesia (Java). Java is the most densely populated island of Indonesia.  Arti wears a batik wrap.  She has a lether bag and half a calabash to carry her goods.  Awal is wearing a T-shirt and short pants.  In his hands he holds a bundle of branches to make a fire.
Awal

LE/5

21.3" (54cm)

by Bets

Mahefa

LE/5

24.4" (62cm)

by Amy

Malala

LE/5

20.5" (52cm)

by Amy

Mahefa and Malala are from Madagascar.  They both wear a Lamba oany.  This is a long tube of cloth worn around the waist or chest by folding around and tucked in. They combine the Lamba oany with a t-shirt instead of the traditional Kisaly.  Malala has a handmade ragdoll and Mahefa a bowl with little fish that she sells at the market.

2013 Mid year Dolls

Hagos

LE/5

53cm, 21"

by Bets

Aisha

LE/5

49cm, 19"

by Bets

Abeda
SOLD OUT

LE/5

62cm, 24.5"

by Bets

Alina

LE/5

45cm, 17.5"

sitting

by Amy

 

Ema
 

LE/5

32cm, 12.5"

sitting

by Amy

 

Baryamaa
SOLD OUT

LE/5

38cm, 15"

sitting

by Bets

 

Bataar
 

LE/5

55cm, 21.5"

by Bets

 

Bolormaa

LE/5

50cm, 20"

by Bets

Camila
 

LE/5

52cm, 20.5"

by Amy

 

Carmen

LE/5

57cm, 22.5"

by Amy

 

 
 
 

2013 Dolls

Dolls by Bets van Boxel
Barida, LE/5, 24" (61cm) SOLD OUT
Fatuma, LE/5, 20" (51cm) SOLD OUT

Kong, LE/5, 20", (50cm)

Mei-Lan, LE/5, 13.5" (34cm) SOLD OUT

Sagira, LE/5, SOLD OUT

Selam, LE/5, 16" (40cm)

Dolls by Amy van Boxel

Bian, LE/5, 14.6" (37cm)
Bay, LE/5, 20.9" (53cm)
Mai, LE/5, 21.3" (54cm)
Thy, LE/5, 14.6" (37cm)
Nhi, LE/5, 7.9" (20cm)
   

 

2012 Midyear dolls

Aina, by Amy, 29cm or 11.4" from Madagascar

LE/5

 SOLD OUT

Cais, by Bets, 36cm or 14.2"

LE/5

 SOLD OUT

Chang, by Bets, 43cm or 17"

LE/5

Diem Lien, by Bets, 51cm or 20.1"

LE/5

Hoa Mei, by Bets, 59cm or 23.2"

LE/5

 SOLD OUT

Jia, by Bets, 33cm or 13"

LE/5

 SOLD OUT

Kyon, by Bets, 52cm or 20.5"

LE/5

Norbu, by Amy, 17cm or 6.7"

LE/5

Nyima, by Amy, 28cm or 11" from Nepal

LE/5

 

2012 dolls by Bets van Boxel

From Japan
Hiroki and Naoki are practicing together to become "big" Sumo wrestlers.  They both wear a Mawashi, the traditional loincloth made out of cotton or silk.
   
Hiroki, LE/5, 18" (46cm)

 SOLD OUT

Naoki, LE/5, 18" (46cm)

 SOLD OUT

From Rajastan

Rajastan is a federal state in the Northwest of India. Tika and Dili belong to the Bhopa tribe and live in the Thar dessert.

Tika wears a green dupatta (head scarf) that matches her remarkable bright green eyes.

   
Dili, LE/5, 21.7" (55cm)
Tika, LE/5, 25.6" (65cm) - Dollery Favorite!  SOLD OUT
From Tibet

Juna and Dhan are dressed in warm clothes against the cold at high altitude in Tibet. Juna has multiple hair braids, adorned with int.al. turquoise beads and silver decorations.

   
Dhan, LE/5, 22" (56cm)

 SOLD OUT

Juna, LE/5, 21.7" (55cm)

 SOLD OUT

2012 dolls by Amy van Boxel

From Malaysia
Leka, Kupeng and Suku are original people from Malaysia.  They belong to the Bateq tribe that live in the Taman Negara, the oldest jungle in the world.  The Bateq hunt with blowpipes out of bamboo.
   
Kupeng, LE/5, 14" (36 cm)
Leka, LE/5, 14" (36 cm)
Suku, LE/5, 6" (15cm)
From Ladakh, an area in the north of India.
Because of the high altitude, it can be very cold.  Goats, yaks and sheep are kept for their wool and milk. 
 
Stanzin, LE/5, 14" (35cm)
She is dressed in thick clothes busy working her drop spindle.

2011 Mid-year porcelain dolls by Bets Van Boxel

These 5 dolls are from Benin

Brig from Benin

LE/5, porcelain SOLD OUT

dark brown eyes

21.3", 54cm

Call for pricing

 

Enise from Benin

LE/5, porcelain SOLD OUT

Dark Brown Eyes

11.8", 30cm

Call for pricing

Enok

LE/5, porcelain

Brown hair, dark brown eyes

Call for pricing

 

Esta from Benin

LE/5, porcelain

Brown hair and dark brown eyes

13", 33cm

Call for pricing

 

Mathy from Benin

LE/5, porcelain SOLD OUT

Brown hair, dark brown eyes

20.6", 52cm

Call for pricing

 

Sulley from Benin

LE/5, porcelain

Brown hair, dark brown eyes

11.8", 30cm

Call for pricing

 

These 3 dolls are from Peru
Ecita

LE/5, porcelain

Black hair and dark brown eyes

22.4", 57cm

Call for pricing

Elena

LE/5, porcelain

Black hair and dark brown eyes

20.1", 51cm

Call for pricing

Evita

LE/5, porcelain

Black hair and dark brown eyes

20.1", 51cm

Call for pricing

 

2011 porcelain dolls by Amy Van Boxel

Aime from Togo

LE/5, porcelain

Black hair and dark brown eyes

13.8", 35cm

Call for pricing

 

Aubin from Togo

LE/5, porcelain SOLD OUT

dark brown eyes

5.9", 15cm

Call for pricing

 

Mai fromVietnam

LE/5, porcelain

Black hair and dark brown eyes

14.2", 36cm

Call for pricing

 

Rhea from Ladakh

LE/5, porcelain SOLD OUT

Black hair and dark brown eyes

5.9", 15cm

Call for pricing

 

2011 porcelain dolls by Bets Van Boxel

Bets has done a beautiful job with these four brand new dolls for 2011. Each is limited to just 5 worldwide.

 SOLD OUT JURI - (Below right) - from Siberia - Dollery Favorite!  Ltd. 5 - 23" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.


 

Country of Origin: Siberia

Description: Oxana and Juri are Nenets who live of reindeer herding. The Nenets move gigantic herds of reindeer from summer pastures in the north to winter pastures just south of the Arctic Circle where temperatures plummet to -50C. The Nenets rely on traditional clothing. A Nenets man wears a Malitsa which is a coat made of around 4 reindeer skins, the fur being on the inside. In extreme cold conditions men wear yet another layer of reindeer fur, known as a Gus. The Gus has its fur on the outside. The women wear a Yagushka which has a double layer of around 8 reindeer skins and which is buttoned at the front. Both men and women wear reindeer skin boots tied up with a belt.

 

Bets has done a beautiful job with these four brand new dolls for 2011. Each is limited to just 5 worldwide.

OXANA - (Below) - from Siberia - Ltd. 5 - 23" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

 

Bets has done a beautiful job with these four brand new dolls for 2011. Each is limited to just 5 worldwide.

 SIERA - From the Kalash tribe in the Hindu-Kush area of Northern Pakistan.  Dollery Favorites - look beautiful as a set too! $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com.   Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

 

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Siera and Aarya are from the Kalash tribe in the Hindu-Kush area of Northern Pakistan. According to some scholars, the Kalash people are direct descendants of Alexander the Great's soldiers. The light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes of many Kalash people provide an interesting evidence to their Caucasian origins.  The Kalash are known for their unique way of dressing, especially the attire of their womenfolk. All women wear black robes called 'Piran' and it takes at least nine meters (almost 10 yards!) of cloth to make one dress. The women wear an extraordinarily large headgear called 'Kopus' embellished with buttons, beads and shells. 

Bets has done a beautiful job with these four brand new dolls for 2011. Each is limited to just 5 worldwide.

   AARYA  - - From the Kalash tribe in the Hindu-Kush area of Northern Pakistan.  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

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2011 New porcelain dolls by Amy Van Boxel

Amy has done a beautiful job with these four brand new dolls for 2011.

Each is limited to just 5 worldwide. She use to do 10 but she now does just 5 worldwide!

Country of Origin: Ethiopia

Description: Zahra, Fana & Fayza are looking surprised/curious at the tourist that want to photograph them. Zahra is wearing a little white dress with bobbin-lace details. Fana wears a striped jersey dress and Fayza trousers made of the same striped fabric and an off-white jersey-boucle sweater.

 SOLD OUT Zahra - (Below right) - from Ethiopia - Dollery Favorite!  Ltd. 5 - 10" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.


 
Fana - (Below right) - Ethiopian Girl - 10" - Dollery Favorite! Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.
Fayza - (Below right) - Ethiopian Boy - 11.5" - Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Description: Abida, Anam & Kashif are living in a refugee camp in Hunza, in North-West Pakistan. The camps in Hunza were set up by the government and various humanitarian organizations, to house the people that were displaced by two major floods.  Children’s dresses vary according to circumstances. Kashif wears, like most boys in Pakistan, trousers, a shirt and Kapol, also known as Chitrali cap, a flat, round cap with a little brim made of heavy woollen felt. Abida and Anam also wear trousers, shirts and and a scarf named dopatta.

 

 SOLD OUT Abida - (Below right) - Pakistani girl from a refugee camp in Hunza, in North-West Pakistan -  Dollery Favorite!  Ltd. 5 - 10" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

 

Anam - (Below right) - Pakistani girl from a refugee camp in Hunza, in North-West Pakistan -  Ltd. 5 - 6.5" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

 

Kashif - (Below right) - Pakistani boy from a refugee camp in Hunza, in North-West Pakistan -  Ltd. 5 - 6.5" INCHES -  $Call for current Boxel pricing or email kmalone@dollery.com. Promotions running now on early orders. Extended layaway is available and flexible payment plans.

 

2010 Midyear porcelain dolls

Chi & Hao and Kim are from Viet Nam.  More info to follow.

Chi & Hao (by Bets van Boxel)

Height:  23 inch / 58 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing


 

     

Kim (by Bets van Boxel)

Height: 20 inch / 50 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

Haruko and Toshie are from Japan.  More info to follow.

Haruko (by Bets van Boxel)  SOLD OUT

Height: 28 inch / 70 cm

LE 4

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

     

Toshie (by Bets van Boxel)  SOLD OUT

Height: 19 inch / 49 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

Naa & Ofori are from Mali.  More info to follow.

Naa (by Bets van Boxel)

Height: 22 inch / 55 cm

LE 5  SOLD OUT

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

     

Ofori (by Bets van Boxel)  SOLD OUT

Height: 23 inch / 58 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

Josna, Jisha, and Yamu are by Amy van Boxel.  They are from Tibet.  More info & pictures to follow.
 

Josna with sheep (by Amy van Boxel)

Height: 11 inch / 27 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 
 

Jisha (by Amy van Boxel)

Height: 14 inch / 36 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 
 

Yamu (by Amy van Boxel)

Height: 11 inch / 27 cm

LE 5

Call or email kmalone@dollery.com for current Boxel pricing

 

2010 Dolls

 Email kmalone@dollery.com now or call 800-447-3655 (Doll) ext 22 out of state or 781-447-6677 in state Ma.

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