Tonner American Models™ Basic African American

Name:  Tonner American Models™ Basic African American

Made by and When: Tonner Doll Co., 2007

Material:  Articulated vinyl

Marks: ©2006 TONNER DOLL CO. INC. (on the head); ©2004 / Tonner Doll / Company, Inc. (on the back)

Height: 22 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long, black wavy rooted saran hair, hand-painted hazel eyes, closed mouth with dark red lip color

Clothes: Wears white lace-trimmed knit teddy, white high-heel shoes, has a doll stand.

Other: Created in a limited edition of 300 to be dressed by the collector, the Basic American Models African American doll has articulated joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, waist, hips, and knees. In one gallery photo, the doll models the “Mountain Retreat” outfit by Robert Tonner. The outfit, a limited edition of 300, includes the classically styled red duffle coat with Burberry plaid lining, a long-sleeved red turtleneck, distressed jeans; side zipped, tan suede ankle boots; red drop earrings, and a tan suede shoulder bag. The second modeled fashion is the “St. Tropez Style Outfit” by Robert Tonner—a white pants suit, blue and white striped ruffled blouse, white crocheted tam, white faux leather belt, and pearl stud earrings.



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