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Mona
by Sylvia Natterer

IN STOCK!

'As a mother I admired most the Sasha Morgenthaler dolls for their clearness of design and convincing functionality as a good play doll.' -Sylvia Natterer

Part of Sylvia's Poupees Minouche Collection
Mona is a 13.5 inch little girl with a full vinyl body. She is crafted from a more durable, thicker material to ensure safe play and so that she can be loved for a lifetime. Beautifully balanced, five-way jointing allows for easy and effortless stand-alone posing. Mona has a delicately airbrushed face with soft rosy cheeks and lips. Her stenciled eyes are done with such precision that they emulate the look, feel and artist-quality of hand-painted eyes. Her beautiful face is framed by synthetic rooted hair.

Sylvia designs each outfit with a simple-but-elegant, stylish flair. Her eye for fashion pairs well with the soft lines and curves of her dolls. Mona wears a cute cotton dress with splashes of gray and red hues. Gray polkadot shoes complete her outfit. Mona plays Mommy with her favorite dolly that is reminiscent of Sylvia's very first doll... a 1950s Schildkrot doll made of celluloid with moulded hair and painted eyes. Her beloved baby doll is jointed at her shoulders and hips for expressive play. She also comes with her favorite blanket and as a special surprise, Mona arrives packaged in a box that transforms into a bed! Part of Sylvia Natterer's Poupees Minouche Collection, produced by The Petitcollin company in France.

About Sylvia's Dolls
Friendly, quiet, innocent... Sylvia Natterer's dolls are children as they should be in a peaceful and protected world. Her philosophy is simple -- dolls need to remain dolls. She sculpts simple, unpretentious impressions that allow the imagination to wander. You see what you want in their non-threatening, gentle expressions. Her dolls become what you want them to be, truly the foundation of creative play. They allow a child to grow and develop while offering a collectors unconditional love and companionship. Sylvia's baby dolls and children are cherished by doll fans of all ages.

Sylvia's Roots In Dollmaking
It was easy for Sylvia to find camaraderie in the style of dollmakers such as Kathe Kruse, Sasha Morgenthaler and Elisabeth Pongratz. In the early 1900s, Kathe Kruse designs exemplified this style which crystallized in the 1940s, 50s and 60s with Sasha Morgenthaler dolls. In the early 1970s, Sylvia met Elisabeth Pongratz, a doll artist who was reinvigorating this simplistic, elegant style with the New Munich Art Doll movement. 'We shared our experiences in dollmaking for many years and held a doll shop together.' In the early 80s, she met Hanne Adler-Kruse, daughter of the famous doll designer Kathe Kruse. Their friendship grew and eventually Sylvia designed two dolls for Kathe Kruse. With Sylvia's roots, it make perfect sense that her dolls play very well with Sasha dolls and Elisabeth Pongratz dolls.

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Mona
by Sylvia Natterer

Size Height : 13.5 inches
Edition Open Edition
Materials Vinyl
Hair Synthetic Rooted Hair
Features Airbrushed Accents
Jointing Number of Joints : 5
Accessories Blanket
Age Appropriate 3 and up
Country of Origin Europe

Beautifully Designed Dolls By Award-Winning Artist Sylvia Natterer

Doll Artist Sylvia Natterer
As a mother I admired most the Sasha Morgenthaler dolls for their clearness of design and convincing functionality as a good play doll.

- Artist, Sylvia Natterer

There is a special air about Sylvia's dolls – a certain 'je ne sais quoi as' the French say. It's hard to put your finger on it, but the appeal is irresistible.

Friendly, quiet, innocent... these are children as they should be in a peaceful and protected world. Sylvia's philosophy is that dolls need to remain dolls. She sculpts simple, unpretentious impressions that allow the imagination to wander. You see what you want in their unassuming, gentle expressions. Her dolls become what you want them to be, truly the foundation of creative play.

Collector-Quality Built For Play
Aside from their sweet appeal, the construction of Sylvia's dolls is superb. Ranging in sizes from 13.5" to 19", their full-vinyl bodies are crafted from a more durable, thicker material ensuring that they will be played with and loved for a lifetime. Beautifully balanced, their five-way jointing allows for easy, stand-alone posing.

Doll Artist Sylvia NattererSimple Couture
Sylvia designs all of her dolls' outfits and accessories with a simple, yet elegant, stylish flair that appears effortless. Her eye for fashion pairs well with the soft lines and curves of her dolls. Many include an accessory such as a 1900s French-style baby doll, a trunk of outfits or a box that transforms into a bed.

Something For Everyone
Sylvia's baby dolls and children are cherished by doll fans of all ages. They allow a little girl or boy to grow and develop while offering collectors unconditional love and companionship.

Origins Of A Dollmaker
Sylvia loved growing up in the French speaking part of Switzerland. In fact, over the years her French-Swiss origin has provided much inspiration for the names of her doll collections. Sylvia has always had a love for dolls. She remembers her first dolly very well; a 1950s Schildkrot doll made of celluloid with molded hair and painted eyes who was her best friend and confidant. Growing up, she even applied her natural artistic talents to making dolls and doll houses. As a young adult, her artistic passion grew as she studied artistic theory and she eventually taught creative subjects. After the birth of her daughter, she stopped teaching and moved to Munich, Germany. Here she joined Kleines Spiel, a puppet theater for adults. Sylvia was inspired to create a wood composition puppet for her daughter.


Veux-tu etre mon ami
English Translation: I would like to be your true friend

As she continued creating marionettes, Sylvia's designs improved with each sculpt. Her wooden and resin puppets soon became wildly popular. One day, however, the direction of her career slightly shifted from puppetry into the world of dollmaking. 'When I saw the dolls of the swiss artist Elfriede Schwarzenbach, I cut the threads of my puppets and made dolls for children and collectors.'

Doll Artist Sylvia NattererRoots Of Sylvia's Style
It was easy for Sylvia to find familiarity in the style of reknown dollmakers such as Kathe Kruse, Sasha Morgenthaler and Elisabeth Pongratz. In the early 1900s, Kathe Kruse designs exemplified this style which crystallized in the 1940s, 50s and 60s with Sasha Morgenthaler dolls. In the early 1970s, Sylvia met Elisabeth Pongratz, a doll artist who was reinvigorating this simplistic, elegant style with the New Munich Art Doll movement. 'We shared our experiences in dollmaking for many years and held a doll shop together.' In the early 80s, she met Hanne Adler-Kruse, daughter of the famous doll designer Kathe Kruse. Their friendship grew and eventually Sylvia designed two dolls for Kathe Kruse.

A Dream Come True
With the popularity of her highly sought porcelain dolls, Sylvia dreamed of designing a fine vinyl doll that would be more affordable for children. That dream has come true. Made by The Petitcollin company, Sylvia's dolls are crafted with the highest standards. She personally chose this company because they are the last and oldest doll company who still produces dolls in Europe. Today, her line of vinyl dolls captures the hearts of collectors and children around the world.

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