Emmy by Corolle

Name: Emmy

Made by and When: Catherine Refabert for Corolle, S.A. manufactured for Timeless Creations the Collectible/Specialty Doll Division of Mattel, Inc., 1992

Material: Vinyl with matching brown cloth body

Marks: (On head) 89/54 [over] L2015; (on back, body tag #1) COROLLE- Made in France/bébé/baby-doll/42 cm – 16.8 inches/ALL NEW MATERIALS/100% POLYESTER FIBER/REG No S.P.A. 1602/MA_ T_ 649; (on back, body tag #2) COROLLE – MADE IN FRANCE/lavable – washable/en machine programme doux

Height: 19 inches from head to toe (although body tag indicates 16.8 inches)

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Short curly black hair accented with a pink satin ribbon headband tied in a bow, brown sleep eyes, open/closed mouth

Clothes: White satin-like rose-print, smocked dress with white cotton collar that has Corolle embroidered on it; white pantaloons; white booties

Other: Sculpted by Catherine Refabert for Corolle, Emmy has a dedicated, ethnically-correct face sculpt that was only used for Black dolls. This was not a common practice for 1990s Corolle dolls as most of their Black dolls shared the same head sculpt as their White counterparts. Emmy’s head is fully rotational and can be posed in several expressive positions. The doll has bent baby legs; can sit or stand with the aid of a doll stand.

The Timeless Creations collectible/specialty doll division of Mattel is the same division that manufactured 1990s Annette Himstedt dolls.

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