1997 Mattel Faberge "Imperial Elegance" Porcelain Barbie, Limited Edition 19816. More than a century ago, the Russian Imperial Court commissioned some of the most extravagant and stunning collectibles the world has ever known. The renowned creator of these works of art was Peter Carl Faberge', known as "Imperial Jeweler to the Czars". Faberge' transformed his family's modest jewelry shop into an influential design studio that set international standards for excellence.Today the extraordinary craftsmanship and unparalleled style of Faberge' are being commemorated with "Imperial Elegance" Barbie. Here is the opportunity to enjoy your own work of art. In the ultimate expression of grandeur and opulence, "Imperial Elegance" Barbie. Her stunning ensemble has been inspired by the design of the legendary Faberge' Eggs created for the Russian Czars over a century ago. The jewel encrusted motif of Faberge's Eggs has been breathtakingly transformed into an exquisite pattern of Swarovski crystals and needlework emblazoned upon her golden lame' underskirt. The contrasting gown of rich blue satin is intricately embroidered with golden, scarlet and silver-colored threads, accented with topaz colored crystals and pearl embellishments. Inspired by the Faberge' tradition of exquisite craftmanship and opulent materials, all the beading on her dress has been carefully handsewn. Her gown is lavishly embroidered with over 50,000 stiches and beautifully adorned with over 175 Swarovski crystals. Finally, her egg shaped evening bag is resplendent with 22K gold-plated lattice work. The purse actually opens to reveal a miniature Swarovski crystal heart inside. Faberge' is renowned for exquisite workmanship. "Imperial Elegance" Barbie celebrates that legacy with a superbly handcrafted, hand-painted porcelain bisque face of rare and delicate beauty. The owner has had this doll since 1998. He is a true collector. It has been in it's original shipper for the last 24 years. The box the doll comes in has never had the bubble wrap removed from it! This is as mint as it gets.
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