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Item/Description: 19" Heidi Ott “Faithful Friends/Best Friends” playmates Swiss artist limited production run doll (maybe ? "Maya" or ? "Beth") with lovely Blue sleep-eyes (all of her fringed eyelashes are intact) and platinum blonde, long braided/braids/pig-tailed/pigtails hair.
Age/Period: Modern/Contemporary - ca. 1995-1996 (1990s - limited production run)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Original sewn label reads "Heidi Ott - Reg No Pa 5023 (CH); Heidi Ott AG 6330 CHAM Switzerland"
Material(s): Cloth & vinyl
Measurements: Approximately 19"H
Condition: Excellent previously-owned condition, evincing no tears to her cloth body or odors of any kind.
Excerpted Research Info: "Heidi Ott was born in Central Switzerland and produced her first doll for her daughter in the 1970's. There is some debate about when these larger dolls started to be produced although a good guess would be the late1970's. Not only are these dolls beautifully made but they are designed to be played with and enjoyed by children and adults of all ages." "The “Faithful Friends”™ are 18-inch, soft-body play dolls made by Heidi Ott, a Swiss doll artist, that were distributed by Target® stores in the late 1990’s. Like “American Girl”® these dolls were also the protagonists of their own historical-fiction books. The dolls were originally sold under the name “Best Friends” in the beginning, before the books were published. The quality of these dolls is quite amazing. The sculpting is exceptional, not just of the face but also of the wonderfully detailed hands and feet. The vinyl quality is the best and the materials that make up the cloth body are sturdy and will last forever. The clothing for these dolls is similarly of high quality. The materials, multiple layers, great shoes, lack of velcro, and great detailing are far above the norm for play dolls. A fair amount of “American Girl” clothing fits them fine, too (though “American Girl” shoes are a little small for “Faithful Friends”). These were the first play dolls that Heidi Ott made, and the first of hers that were made in China and not handcrafted. She wanted her dolls to be enjoyed by the mass market, not just by those who could afford her similarly-sized $200-to-$600 handcrafted dolls. However, she eventually terminated her relationship with Target, and then sold the dolls herself under the name “School Children,” and later “Play Dolls.” Since 2004, Heidi Ott no longer sells this type of doll, focusing instead on her extensive line of miniatures.If you collect 18-inch vinyl play dolls, be sure to track down a “Faithful Friends” doll (or three) for your collection. They are a wonderful, affordable way to own a piece of Heidi Ott's artistry.”
Title: Heidi Ott Faithful Friends Blonde Playmates Doll (? Beth or ? Maya) *****PARCEL POST SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****
Categories: Artist Dolls,
lbs: 3.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Heidi Ott Doll