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Bonnie Blue Butler by R. John Wright

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Bonnie Blue Butler
by R. John Wright

GONE WITH THE WIND™ is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Faithfully adapted from Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, the film is set in the American South against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Upon its release in 1939, the film was immensely popular, becoming the highest-earning film made to that point. Over seventy-five years later, it still remains the most successful film in box-office history.

We are pleased to present R. John Wright's GONE WITH THE WIND Doll Collection - celebrating the classic 1939 motion picture. Brought to life for the first time in the art of molded felt, the premiere doll in the series is Bonnie Blue Butler - the beloved and tragic young daughter of Scarlett and Rhett.

Bonnnie Blue Butler™ is an 8 1/2 inch all-felt doll with ball & socket joints at the hips, shoulders and neck for expressive posing. A sculptural torso and limbs and separately sewn fingers add to her realism. Bonnie has a wig made of the finest mohair and a lovely molded felt face with delicately hand painted features. She is costumed in an authentically detailed Victorian riding outfit made of the finest all-silk velvet in a rich colbalt blue shade with tiny covered buttons and a lace collar. Atop her head is a matching molded felt hat with a fetching crimson feather. On her feet are dainty hand-cobbled leather boots and around her wrist is the strap of her leather riding crop.

Produced in an edition of only 100 pieces worldwide, Bonnie Blue Butler comes beautifully boxed with a numbered tag and corresponding certificate of authenticity.

Each item in the Gone with the Wind™ Collection is fully-licensed and produced at the R. John Wright studio workshop in Bennington, Vermont under the direct supervision of John and Susan Wright.

GONE WITH THE WIND: TM Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell Trusts © Copyright Turner Entertainment Co. (s17).

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Bonnie Blue Butler
by R. John Wright

Size Height : 8.5 inches
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size : 100
Materials All-Wool Felt
Leather
Hair Mohair Wig
Features Hand-Painted Eyes
Hand-Painted
Jointing Number of Joints : 5
Authenticity Officially Licensed
Copyright Verbiage : GONE WITH THE WIND: TM Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell Trusts © Copyright Turner Entertainment Co. (s17).
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Age Appropriate Collectible, Not Intended For Children
Country of Origin United States

The Toy Shoppe Has Offered R. John Wright Creations For Over Three Decades

R. John Wright and Susan WrightThe Toy Shoppe has had the pleasure of offering the work of R. John Wright since 1979. When Danny Shapiro, the founder of The Toy Shoppe, first saw John and Susan's work he was impressed with the great charm and fine craftsmanship exhibited. Each piece created by R. John Wright continues to display the virtuosity of the artist when considering fine and original design, beautiful craftsmanship and the use of beautiful materials of exceptional quality. As work of this nature can only be produced in small quantities, each piece is all the more special.

Originality Of Design

Every great object created begins with design. R. John Wright's design often originates with source material from famous children's illustrations as John and Susan have a great love for well-known characters from classic children's books. What is most impressive in this endeavor is that each piece created from these illustrations remains true to the original artwork. Each is truly the definitive interpretation of these most famous childhood characters. Their designs are also inspired by nature. The realism with which they create their bears, mice and other animals is matched only by their ability to introduce such character and personality in them without resorting to caricaturish extremism.

Inspired By The Classics

Established in 1976, the company has produced work based on the most famous illustrations of all time, including Ernest Shepherd's Winnie-the-Pooh, Jessie Wilcox Smith's storybook characters, Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann and Andy, Walt Disney's Classics, Saint Exupery's The Little Prince, Beatrix Potter's animal kingdom, Rose O'Neill's Kewpie, Michael Bond's Paddington and Sir John Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland.

Fine Craftsmanship

R. John Wright The Little Prince dollsThe making of an heirloom piece in our estimation is synonymous with fine craftsmanship. We have often seen an artist's fine design destroyed in manufacture. This is definitely NOT the case with R. John Wright. At the R. John Wright workshop and studio in Vermont, a highly skilled team of trained artisans puts each limited edition into production. Each piece that comes from the R. John Wright workshop is beautifully detailed and finished. Because of the complexity of these original designs, innovative techniques must be devised to insure that each piece in the edition remains consistent and uniform. Technically speaking, as charming as the early R. John Wright work was, the newer pieces are much more complex and innovative. Due to these technical innovations in manufacture, the designs are now brought to life in a way that they never could have been 20 years ago.

Each accessory that comes with an R. John Wright creation is also of original design. John and Susan are not content to merely use an existing object as an accessory. When the object cannot be created in their workshop due to the material or specialized skills desired, the company works with master craftsmen in their respective fields to custom make the final pieces.

We believe that these factors have been important in contributing to the already established higher value of earlier R. John Wright work.

Heirloom Quality Toys

At The Toy Shoppe, we believe that true collectibility is earned by the maker's dedication and commitment to design, craftsmanship and material usage. Rarity is naturally implied, as work of this nature cannot be mass-produced. The market has already well recognized the collectible nature of the work by R. John Wright. We believe this will easily continue to be the case.

Today, John and Susan continue to create and innovate with delightful felt dolls, bears, mice and many other characters at their workshop in Bennington, Vermont in the United States.

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