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Charlie Chaplin, A Dog's Life

Charlie Chaplin, A Dog's Life by R. John Wright

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Charlie Chaplin, A Dog's Life
by R. John Wright

Charlie Chaplin™ joins the exciting R. John Wright group of dolls based on the classic Hollywood Legends.

John and Susan have done a remarkable job with their very limited edition of Charlie Chaplin! Faithfully based on the beloved "Little Tramp" character in the 1918 silent film, Charlie Chaplin - A Dog's Life has been brought to life for the first time in the medium of molded felt. Chaplin stands 17 inches tall and is fully jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles, with the RJW wooden ball & socket jointing system. Charlie has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs and hands with individually sewn fingers. The molded felt character face has been finely modeled in a true likeness with delicate hand painted features and the wig is styled of the finest imported mohair. The R. John Wright Charlie Chaplin is truly stunning!

Extensively researched for the utmost in authenticity, Chaplin's iconic "Little Tramp" costume includes one-piece period underwear, a short-sleeved muslin shirt and a detailed waistcoat made out of distinctive plaid fabric. The oversized trousers are made of custom-dyed corded twill fabric and are held up with detailed suspenders with leather tabs. The fully-lined coat is tailored of fine worsted wool with a subtle black-on-black stripe and working pockets. The entire costume has been artistically distressed and aged with frayed edges, stains and tears. Charlie's trademark bowler hat is made of all-wool felt and his hand-cobbled leather boots include custom-made miniature shoelaces! No detail has been overlooked to bring this beloved film character vividly to life!

a dogs life

One of the most important figures in the history of the cinema

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide sensation through his screen persona "The Little Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the cinema.

A DOG'S LIFE is a 1918 American short silent film written, produced, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. Long hailed as one of Chaplin's finest short comedies, the story presents the misadventures of a homeless man - Chaplin's iconic Little Tramp character - and a stray dog, Scraps, as they struggle to survive in the big city. Scrap's raffish charm and vulnerability perfectly complimented that of The Little Tramp onscreen.

Charlie Chaplin - is produced in a very small, limited edition of only 100 pieces worldwide to mark the 100th anniversary of the release of the film. NOTE: Charlie Chaplin - A Dog's Life with "Scraps" is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

ScrapsScraps - Chaplin's canine co-star - is made of the finest custom-made mohair/wool plush with airbrushed markings. His neck features a ball & socket joint for expressive posing. Glass pupil eyes, inset whiskers and a molded leather nose add to his appealing realism.

Click here for details on the Charlie Chaplin & Scraps set

Charlie Chaplin is produced in Bennington, Vermont in a worldwide limited edition of 100 numbered pieces. The RJW brass button is affixed to each doll as a lasting mark of identification. Each will come enclosed in a fine presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

Charlie Chaplin™ ©Bubbles Incorporated SA 2018 - All Rights Reserved.

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Charlie Chaplin, A Dog's Life
by R. John Wright

Size Height : 17 inches
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size : 100
Materials Felt
Hair Mohair Wig
Features Hand-Painted Eyes
Airbrushed Accents
Jointing Number of Joints : 10
Ball-And-Socket Jointing
Special Jointing Designed by the Artist
Authenticity Officially Licensed
Copyright Verbiage : Charlie Chaplin™ ©Bubbles Incorporated SA 2018 - All Rights Reserved.
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 begins with fine design. John and Susan often take their inspiration from famous illustrations found in the classic children's books which they love. What is most impressive is that each piece created from these illustrations remains true to the original artwork: two dimensional illustrations brought to life in three dimensions exactly as we expect them to be. They become the definitive interpretation of our favorite childhood characters. The Wright's 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 rich character and personality in them without resorting to caricaturish extremism.

Inspired By The Classics

Established in 1976, R. John Wright 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, Palmer Cox's Brownies, 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... and the list continues to grow today with their new Peter Pan series!

Fine Craftsmanship

R. John Wright The Little Prince dollsIn our opinion, the making of an heirloom piece requires a marriage of fine design and quality craftsmanship. Poor manufacturing can shatter an artist's fine design. The RJW Workshop employs a unique process to address this. After designing an edition, John and Susan oversee every step of production at their workshop in Vermont ensuring each piece lives up to their artistic vision. Under their watchful eyes, a highly skilled team of trained artisans puts each limited edition into production, detailing and finishing these treasures by hand. Due to the complexity of their original designs, John and Susan must often develop innovative techniques to insure that the edition remains consistent and uniform throughout production: the first piece in the edition must be as wonderful and charming as the final one. Technically speaking, as amazing and delightful as the early R. John Wright creations were, the newer pieces are far more complex. Today’s RJW designs are now brought to life in a way that they never could have been done 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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