Leontyne Grace

Name: Leontyne Grace

Made by and When: Frantz Brent-Harris of Sona Dolls (2018)

Material: Resin

Height: 12 inches, full figured

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black curly removable Afro wig/brown painted eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Wears a red and black houndstooth knit dress, belted at the waist with a black patent-leather belt, a gold tone and black beaded necklace, and red platform-soled stiletto pumps 

Other: This 12-inch full-figured doll was part of a doll commission for the Facebook Group, We Love Black Dolls Anew as their 2018 club doll. It was made in an ultra-limited edition of 20.  Named after the opera singer Leontyne Price and Grace Jones, Leontyne Grace’s removable legs are attached with magnets.  The dolls have an elegantly-designed personalized box, a doll stand, and a signed certificate of authenticity which has the artist’s headshot illustration of the doll on the front of the box (see the photograph of the COA in the slideshow).

Slideshow

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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