Alessandra by Philip Heath

Name: Alessandra from A World of Children series

Made by and When: Philip Heath for Gotz, 1992

Material: Vinyl head, shoulder plate, arms above the elbows, and legs above the knees; cloth upper arms and waist to the upper thighs

Marks: PSH / 792-20 (on the head), PSH (on the upper back)

Height: 24 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Auburn curly wig, brown glass crystal stationary eyes with painted upper and lower eyelashes, parted full lips with two upper teeth

Clothes: Red sundress has attached orange apron, matching red bolero jacket accented with ribbons and colorful wooden beads attached to a blue, yellow, or red ribbon; red underpants; wears brown leather sandals and a yellow ribbon necklace of multicolored wooden beads

Other: Sculpted by Philip Heath and manufactured in Germany by Gotz, Alessandra represents a Jamaican girl. Philip Heath often created dolls in the likeness of children he met during his travels.



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