This pair of porcelain dolls was created by Kathy Redmond who is known for her historical character dolls. Christopher Columbus and Spain's Queen Isabella, who financed his journey to the new world, are each 12 ¾ inches tall with cloth bodies. Both have bisque shoulder heads. Columbus has bisque hands and lower legs with molded and painted heeled shoes. Isabella has a decorated shoulder plate, arms with highly decorated sleeves, and lower legs with molded shoes. The two dolls are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. Each doll retains the original clothing. Columbus has raised lettering on the back of his shoulder plate that states "Endless Hills//Doll Regional//Oct 1992." His cloth black is signed by Kathy Redmond and he still has is original paper label stating "500 Years Young//Region 13 Conference//Oct. 1992." Queen Isabella is marked in raised lettering on the back of her shoulder plate "Isabella//1492-1992" and includes the copyrighted logo for Kathy Redmond. I actually researched some paintings of Isabella and the likeness is amazing. Both Linda Edward and Jan Foulke reference Kathy Redmond's wonderful porcelain creations in their price guides.
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