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Xenis Collection

New for 2009 and 4th quarter 08 - are The Little Tramp, Little Red Riding Hood, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Goldilocks and Rapunzel. The story book series have really really low editions of just 15! Little Red and Goldilocks were our personal favorites when we saw them at Idex. Charlie is awesome and limited to just 25 world wide. Also - Xenis has decided to re-open a new edition of Pinnochio without the ears! It will be a very small edition of just 45 so if you missed him the first time be sure to order early now! Email kmalone@dollery.com for more information or to place orders. You may also call 800-447-3655 out of state or 781-447-6677 ext 22. We offer extended layaway. Reserve your doll now with 25% down, balance due when in or do a custom layaway with us. Order early for savings! Contact us.

The Xenis Collection dolls symbolize great joy, sadness, love, compassion and merriment through their charismatic expressions. The song in their hearts sing from finely crafted Musical Movements from Switzerland. Each doll is hand painted and signed by the British Columbian artist.

The Xenis Collection is the creator behind some of the worlds' 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.

 Marlene has had an artistic flare from childhood and was always heavily involved in theatre and music.  The need to create has always been strong in her family.  To create something unique and beautiful that makes a person smile and feel good just by gazing at it and holding it is a remarkable feeling. 

 The dolls created today are far removed from how they began.  The original dolls were floppy, clown like dolls with crude features cut from felt and outfitted in colorful cottons.  From there we created a fully articulated wooden body with a round wooden head that could be painted.  The faces had to be painted with extreme skill to give the features depth on a round surface.  The hands and feet of these dolls were sculpted and then cast in resin and hand painted.

 Today our work starts off much like that of a porcelain doll artist; sculpting the head, hands and feet, making molds and then casting these parts in a solid resin.  Once we have the resin parts we use these as molds for our carving machine.  We harvest the wood from British Columbia using only the finest quality Western Maple.   The wooden parts are very crude once carved and have to be detailed by hand using chisels and rotary carving tools.  The parts are then sanded to a very fine finish, wood sealed and hand painted or stained depending on the look we need. 

Marlene and her team design all the clothing, making the patterns and then creating the most amazing outfits to compliment any particular doll. 

The finished doll is then hugged and carefully packaged, ready to be delivered to you.

 

Tania Xenis came from Canada to be a part of our 26th Doll Show!
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2009 & 2008 Dolls
These are 12" & 13" dolls with fully carved detailed faces, hands & feet.  They are fully jointed with 13 ball & spring joints, hand painted faces and mohair wigs.  Tania has made all their playtime accessories.  These are Limited Editions of 25 each.  $1,469 each!
Emily (below)
Hannah (below)
Megan (below)
Sarah (below)

 

The Little Tramp

Limited Edition: 25
$3,600.00 - Contact kmalone@dollery.com on availability

At our staff Christmas luncheon the girls presented me with my favorite character of all times "Charlie Chaplin" as the Little Tramp.  I was thrilled and speechless with the workmanship they did on this beautiful piece of art work and had to share him with you.  He will have a place of honor in my home forever.  (I apologize for the ritz cracker box in the background, but I was so excited I just snapped pictures on the spot).
They did such a wonderful job on him Xenis decided to do a small edition (25 pieces).    This is the character Charlie Chaplin played in his first 1915 silent film "The Little Tramp." 

 Tania did an amazing job right down to his shoes that are carved from wood,

she then drilled holes so she could lace the shoes up with leather laces. 

He stands 24" tall, 13 moveable joints and is also musical, he plays "If I were a Rich Man".

 
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PINNOCHIO IS COMING BACK!

The new Pinocchio will be called "Pinocchio - off to school" he will be carrying several wood books tied together with a leather strap and an apple for his teacher,  his melody is different, we used "I've Got No Strings" his edition size is 75 pieces.  He is $990.00. (the original Pinocchio was $ 770.00 and an edition of 350 pieces,  Pinocchio with Donkey Ears & Tail was an edition of 175 pieces and $ 950.00 and is still available in limited number. The piece below is the original. This next one will look like this but have a new melody and the books and apple as noted above.

Contact kmalone@dollery.com asap if you are interested.

 

 

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood (below)

 is dressed in a cotton voile dress and apron and a boiled wool cape and hood. She comes with a basket of treats that she is bringing to Grandma's cottage. 

Dress is made from Cotton voile, and her cape is a beautiful red boiled wool, she comes with a basket of hand made goodies for grandmother.

Limited Edition: 10
Height: 17" $999.00

   
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Mary (below) is wearing a cotton voile dress with a hand embroidered wool and cashmere jacket. She comes with two wooden schoolbooks and the little lamb that followed her to school.  
Dress from cotton voile with a hand embroidered pale pink spring jacket made from wool & cashmere.  She comes with two wood school books tied together with a leather strap and her little lamb.

Limited Edition: 15
Height: 17", $999.00

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Goldilocks (below) is dressed in a dupioni silk dress with a hand embroidered linen apron. She comes with a wooden spoon, a bowl full of porridge and a stuffed bear.
Dress is made from Dupionni silk with a hand embroidered chocolate brown apron, she comes with baby bear and a wood  spoon & bowl of porridge.

Limited Edition: 10
Height: 17", $999.00

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Rapunzel is wearing a silk chiffon dress with a dupioni overlay and a hand embroidered and beaded velvet cape. Her hair is decorated with paper flowers.

Limited Edition: 25
Height: 17", $999.00
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Snow White
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Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, $4,410.00 Show Priced at $3,900.00 SOLD
Limited edition of 50 Sets
SOLD OUT
Snow White can also be bought separately for $1,470.00
Snow White is 14" tall and the dwarfs are 7" each
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Peter and the Goat $1,465.00
Limited edition of 75", 14"
Cinderella, The Scullery Maid, $950
Limited edition 25, 17"
SOLD OUT
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Wendy Darling and Peter Pan
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"Wendy" - Ltd. 125 - 16" - All wood body. She was whisked away in the night by Peter Pan and didn't have time to dress properly so she is in her pink nightgown with little slippers. Her face is more simply carved than that of Peter Pan so all of the depth in her features comes from the skillful painting of the artist Ross Adams. $830.00
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Tinkerbell $Call
Limited edition 500, 17" tall
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"Captain Hook" - Ltd. 350 - 24" - All wood body. He is the perfect match for our wood carved Peter Pan is dressed in natural fiber fabrics with a hat any pirate would be proud of. He comes with a sword and a small cork to place on the end of is hook, a safety feature he used when he was sleeping. $1,470.00
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Captain Hook with Peter Pan and Wendy Darling
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Gepetto $1,170.00 and Pinocchio with Donkey ears $950.00
"Pinocchio w/Donkey Ears" - Ltd. 150 - 15" - All wood body. He is depicted here during that time in his life where he made a few bad choices and has sprouted donkey ears and a  tail. Poor little Pinocchio is dressed in natural fiber fabrics such as wool, linen and cotton. Light washes of paint were used on his face to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. $950.00
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Pinocchio w/Donkey Ears - Ltd. 150 - 15" - All wood body. He is depicted here during that time in his life where he made a few bad choices and has sprouted donkey ears and a  tail. Poor little Pinocchio is dressed in natural fiber fabrics such as wool, linen and cotton. Light washes of paint were used on his face to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. $950.00

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Captain Hook Ltd. 350 - 24" - All wood body. He is the perfect match for our wood carved Peter Pan is dressed in natural fiber fabrics with a hat any pirate would be proud of. He comes with a sword and a small cork to place on the end of is hook, a safety feature he used when he was sleeping. $1,470.00

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Peter Pan -  Ltd. 350 - 16" - All wood body. This is the newest design and is carved entirely from maple wood as are his head, hands and feet. He is dressed in natural fiber fabrics such as wool, linen and cotton. Peter Pan comes with a small dagger that he carries at his waist. Light washes of paint were used on his face to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. $1,090.00

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Santa Claus - Ltd. 150 - 25" - Wooden body construction. This jolly fellow with a padded tummy and is dressed in a deep red cotton velvet coat trimmed in the finest faux fur. He has hand dyed wool pants and a linen shirt with a real black leather belt with shiny brass buckle. He comes with a toy sack and we've included a little gift for your collector...an Austrian crystal snowflake that can be used as a Christmas decoration or a pendant to wear. His face is painted in light washed of paint to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. $1,370.00 IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP!

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Pinnochio - Ltd. 350 - 15" tall w/all wood body construction. Fashioned after the traditional European Pinocchio, he is dressed in natural fiber fabrics such as wool, linen and cotton. Ross Adams and Tania Xenis have carved the head, hands and feet from solid maple and used wood stains to color the hair, hands and feet; light washes of paint were used for the face detail to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. $770.00 - SOLD OUT - BUT SEE ABOVE FOR THE NEW DETAILS OF THE 2ND EDITION OF THIS PINNOCHIO AND EMAIL KMALONE@DOLLLERY.COM

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Gepetto - Ltd. 350 - 24" - with an all-wood body construction. Gepetto is the perfect match for our wood, carved Pinocchio and is dressed in natural fiber fabrics including a real leather apron. He wouldn't be complete without his little wooden tool kit complete with pots of paints and a tiny paintbrush. His heads, hands and feet are carved from solid maple wood and light washes of paint were used to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. - $1,170.00

 

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Alice in Wonderland - Ltd. 225 - 176 - All wood body construction. She is picture perfect in her little blue dress and white apron of cotton batiste. She has met the cheshire cat along the way and he has decided to accompany her, he is also solid wood and hand painted. Alice's face is simply carved so all of the depth in her features comes from the skillful painting of Ross Adams. $950.00 IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP!

 

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Pocahontas - Ltd. 75 - 24" - Her entire body is carved from solid maple and stained a rich mahogany color. Her face and suede boots have been handpainted by Ross Adams. She has three ball spring joints in each arm and one joint in her neck. Dressed in soft suede leater, her dress is hand beaded and her fringed cape drapes elegantly over her shoulders. To finish off her outfits she has a beautiful hand-beaded leather headband. Her accessories include a traditional medicine bag and a dream catcher. $1,470.00 SOLD OUT

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