Alisha and Jessamyn

Name:  Alisha and Jessamyn

Made by and When:  Helen Kish, 2011 and 2006, respectively

Material: (Alisha) vinyl, (Jessamyn) resin

Marks: Alisha’s head is marked ©2010 Kish and Company. Jessamyn’s head is marked Kish / and Company ©2006.

Height: Alisha is 8 inches. Jessamyn is 5-1/2 inches.

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Jessamyn has a dark brown knotted yarn wig styled in two Nubian knots in the front and one in the back with pink ribbons tied around each.

Clothes: Alisha’s auburn hair is rooted into a short Afro adorned with a pink ribbon headband added by the curator. Both dolls have brown painted eyes and closed mouths. Alisha’s dark pink dress has a white bodice, and a lighter pink waist sash accented with a fabric flower. With the dress, Alisha wears white panties, white tights, and silver lamé shoes with pink ribbon ankle ties. Jessamyn wears a white and khaki linen dress with embroidered flower accents, white panties, and khaki-colored crocheted Mary Jane shoes.

Other: Alisha was a new sculpt in 2010 and was released to the market in 2011. Jessamyn is a 2006 Kish Collector’s Society (KCS) Club Doll that was available only to KCS club members. Both dolls have bent baby legs and each has a certificate of authenticity.



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