The Sister Princesses
Doulton Nisbet Dolls
Princess Elizabeth, the Heir Presumptive
Produced as the result of a Doulton Nisbet collaboration, issued in 1978, and priced at £48.00 ($125.00) the 15" tall Princess Elizabeth doll was made to depict the Princess as a young girl of 9 years old, and was modeled on a famous photograph.
Her dress is made from a genuine Liberty print fabric, as shown by the “Liberty” label on her wrist.
The wig was specially made to represent the hairstyle of the young Princess, and is surmounted by a straw hat with flowered decoration
Also issued in 1978, and priced at £48.00 ($125.00), Princess Margaret is shown here as a four-and-a-half year old. Like her slightly taller sister Elizabeth, she also wears a genuine “Liberty” print dress, (as shown by the label on her wrist).
Her straw hat, (identical to her sister’s), was made by a leading Luton hat maker – a company that specialises in the manufacture of straw boaters, as worn by Eton scholars
Margaret and her sister Elizabeth were issued in a limited edition of only 500 dolls, of which these, (as shown by the numbers painted on the soles of their shoes), are number 468.