Even with all this fun I found some covetable dolls. Elizabeth Pongratz is a doll artist and manufacturer in Germany. She and her husband make a few hand carved and painted wooden dolls each year.
|Elizabeth Pongratz dolls/ private collector|
|Elizabeth Pongratz dolls/private collector|
|Blonde Girl in Light Blue|
|Awake Baby in Pink|
Ebay has a few dolls listed. The one below is sweet and can be had for under $1900.
|Ebay listing - starting bid $1700, Buy it Now $1900|
The dolls often are dressed in hand knitted outfits, like the one above and usually have one piece knitted underwear that's so sweet.
|Ebay listing shown above|
I am so torn by the fact that these beauties, built for play, are too desirable to be put in the hands of children. The Best Loved Baby Boy commented a while ago that in 20 years, no child would be allowed to play with my Noah's Arks due to their being valued too precious for kids. I would be so sad if that were so. One of my favorite buyers (who bought not just an Ark but a Three Pigs Set, also) wrote to let me know that she loved thinking of her son's grandchildren playing with them. We got a chuckle when one of the Best Loved SIL's was so protective of the Grand girls American Girl Doll because it was so expensive. One of these would give him a heart attack. Would you let your child have one of these?