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Annette Himstedt

Annette Himstedt has been recognized for many years as one of the world's premier doll designers. Over the past two decades, she has created dolls noted for their realism, expression, and exquisite materials. Ms. Himstedt draws her inspiration from children she has seen, as well as from the work of Swedish painter and poet Carl Larsson (1853-1919) and the Moravian painter Alfonso Mucha (1860-1939). Her dolls have won numerous awards. All of the Himstedt dolls are made of hand-painted vinyl, with mouth-blown glass eyes, human hair, and outfits that make extensive use of exquisite hand-dyed fabrics, including linen fabrics, linen and twisted buttons, bows of silk, lace, and velvet, and hand-knitted socks. The level of craftsmanship evident in this collection is extraordinary. Beginning with the 2007 collection, Himstedt drastically reduced the number of dealers to only 33 worldwide, including just 8 in the USA. Toni's Collectibles was pleased to have been selected as one of the 8 USA authorized dealers for Himstedt dolls. In late 2008, Annette Himstedt announced the closing of her factory. We still have a number of dolls from the 2006 and 2007 collections in stock. We are very sorry that Himstedt dolls are no longer being produced. In our opinion, Annette Himstedt will be remembered as the premier doll artist of her generation, and it has been our great privilege to represent her beautiful dolls.
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