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Dollies Collection

Mlle. Lyska Kostio, a passionate collector of dolls, has curated an enchanting world filled with these cherished companions

Background imageDollies Collection: Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls

Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls
One of the latest crazes in Paris in the early 1910s was doll-collecting. Apparently Mlle. Kostio took all her dolls with her when she travelled, and looked after them all herself

Background imageDollies Collection: the class is starting, a young girl is playing the teacher in front of her toys

the class is starting, a young girl is playing the teacher in front of her toys, another girl and her dog
DUV4712274 the class is starting, a young girl is playing the teacher in front of her toys, another girl and her dog, Paris c.1920 (lithograph) by French School, (20th century); 5

Background imageDollies Collection: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
3778915 Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House'; (add.info.: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House ( Maison de Poupee -original Norwegian title Et dukkehjem)witten in1879

Background imageDollies Collection: Fixed! Order Max from the excited soldiers. Yolande and Yves try out their yacht

Fixed! Order Max from the excited soldiers. Yolande and Yves try out their yacht
8600273 Fixed! Order Max from the excited soldiers. Yolande and Yves try out their yacht. Zette zealously makes a gauze dress for Zizi, her doll

Background imageDollies Collection: Yolande and Yves try out their yacht. Zette zealously makes a gauze dress for Zizi, her doll

Yolande and Yves try out their yacht. Zette zealously makes a gauze dress for Zizi, her doll. around 1920 (print)
8600272 Yolande and Yves try out their yacht. Zette zealously makes a gauze dress for Zizi, her doll. around 1920 (print) by French School

Background imageDollies Collection: Some of these 1947 dolls for your children are coming off the moving belt

Some of these 1947 dolls for your children are coming off the moving belt. In Britains largest toy factory at Lines Workshops

Background imageDollies Collection: Outstanding workers painting the eyes in 900 dolls a day between them

Outstanding workers painting the eyes in 900 dolls a day between them, are Miss Vida Rose (plain overalls), who turned out cartridge cases during the war, and Miss Barbara Slater (flowered overall)

Background imageDollies Collection: Ive a Letter from the Sire, Baby Mine, Baby Mine!, 1874-1875 (print)

Ive a Letter from the Sire, Baby Mine, Baby Mine!, 1874-1875 (print)
3672904 Ive a Letter from the Sire, Baby Mine, Baby Mine!, 1874-1875 (print) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

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Background imageDollies Collection: In The Morning Room, 1906-10 (oil on canvas)

In The Morning Room, 1906-10 (oil on canvas)
7214717 In The Morning Room, 1906-10 (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 107.5x76.2 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageDollies Collection: Young girl with doll, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)

Young girl with doll, c. 1884 (oil on canvas)
7062569 Young girl with doll, c. 1884 (oil on canvas) by Morisot, Berthe (1841-95); (add.info.: Young girl with doll, 1884 circa, Berthe Morisot, oil on canvas); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageDollies Collection: The vow, (painting)

The vow, (painting)
7130046 The vow, (painting) by Mancini, Antonio (1852-1930); Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy; (add.info.: The vow, Antonio Mancini, Pitti palace, Florence, Italy); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageDollies Collection: Waking, 1865-67 (oil on canvas)

Waking, 1865-67 (oil on canvas)
7333502 Waking, 1865-67 (oil on canvas) by Millais, John Everett (1829-96); 90.8x70.5 cm; Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Scotland; (add.info.: Artist: Millais, John Everett (b.1829)

Background imageDollies Collection: Hiilili Kokko (Katsina Figure), c. 1900 (mixed media)

Hiilili Kokko (Katsina Figure), c. 1900 (mixed media)
7326962 Hiilili Kokko (Katsina Figure), c.1900 (mixed media) by Native American, (19th century); 45.7 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; (add.info.: Zuni, Native American)

Background imageDollies Collection: A B C D: Watering, Swing, Rope, Dinette, 1890 (illustration)

A B C D: Watering, Swing, Rope, Dinette, 1890 (illustration)
7309311 A B C D: Watering, Swing, Rope, Dinette, 1890 (illustration) by French School, (19th century); 20 x 14 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Fun alphabet for little girls)

Background imageDollies Collection: From: Dinette, 1890 (illustration)

From: Dinette, 1890 (illustration)
7309316 From: Dinette, 1890 (illustration) by French School, (19th century); 20 x 14 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Fun alphabet for little girls)

Background imageDollies Collection: A child and a baby playing together with a doll in the room on the floor, 1886, History

A child and a baby playing together with a doll in the room on the floor, 1886, History
7279718 A child and a baby playing together with a doll in the room on the floor, 1886, History by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDollies Collection: Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1923)

Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1923)
5975896 Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1923) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Company. Fetes. Christmas toys: lead soldiers, dolls, dinette, Becassine)

Background imageDollies Collection: Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1921)

Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1921)
5975913 Christmas toys. (Illustration, 1921) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Company. Fetes. Young girl with her toys)

Background imageDollies Collection: Little girl playing with her doll, 19th century (epinal print)

Little girl playing with her doll, 19th century (epinal print)
ELD4837380 Little girl playing with her doll, 19th century (epinal print) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; Photo © The Holbarn Archive

Background imageDollies Collection: 17th century Dutch family playing with a doll. 1803 (engraving)

17th century Dutch family playing with a doll. 1803 (engraving)
7233049 17th century Dutch family playing with a doll. 1803 (engraving) by Deuchar, David (1743-1808); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDollies Collection: Portrait of Borghild

Portrait of Borghild
7211478 Portrait of Borghild by Reusch, Helga Ring (1865-1944); 45.5x31.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageDollies Collection: ALPHABET B. RABIER P, 1932 (illustration)

ALPHABET B. RABIER P, 1932 (illustration)
7206850 ALPHABET B. RABIER P, 1932 (illustration) by Rabier, Benjamin (1869-1939); 30, 5x23 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: P: chicks, pig, pulley, hen, painter, fish, palette, butterfly, pipe)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Blue-Coat (colour litho)

Dollies: Blue-Coat (colour litho)
6027915 Dollies: Blue-Coat (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blue-Coat. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Cowboy (colour litho)

Dollies: The Cowboy (colour litho)
6027914 Dollies: The Cowboy (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Cowboy. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Prince Charming (colour litho)

Dollies: Prince Charming (colour litho)
6027905 Dollies: Prince Charming (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prince Charming)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Little Yam Mango (colour litho)

Dollies: Little Yam Mango (colour litho)
6027904 Dollies: Little Yam Mango (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Little Yam Mango)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Imp (colour litho)

Dollies: The Imp (colour litho)
6027898 Dollies: The Imp (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Imp. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Children asking their pet dog to take care of their toys while they are asleep (colour litho)

Children asking their pet dog to take care of their toys while they are asleep (colour litho)
7185225 Children asking their pet dog to take care of their toys while they are asleep (colour litho) by Appleton, Honor Charlotte (1879-1951); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Jujuba (colour litho)

Dollies: Jujuba (colour litho)
6027918 Dollies: Jujuba (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jujuba. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Twins (colour litho)

Dollies: The Twins (colour litho)
6027913 Dollies: The Twins (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Twins. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Highlander (colour litho)

Dollies: The Highlander (colour litho)
6027911 Dollies: The Highlander (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Highlander. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Blackman the Giant (colour litho)

Dollies: Blackman the Giant (colour litho)
6027910 Dollies: Blackman the Giant (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blackman the Giant)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Smiler (colour litho)

Dollies: Smiler (colour litho)
6027903 Dollies: Smiler (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Smiler. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Dinah (colour litho)

Dollies: Dinah (colour litho)
6027896 Dollies: Dinah (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dinah. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: The dolls Christmas party (colour litho)

The dolls Christmas party (colour litho)
7185224 The dolls Christmas party (colour litho) by Appleton, Honor Charlotte (1879-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The dolls Christmas party)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Mollie (colour litho)

Dollies: Mollie (colour litho)
6027912 Dollies: Mollie (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mollie. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Policeman (colour litho)

Dollies: Policeman (colour litho)
6027907 Dollies: Policeman (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Policeman. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Coachman (colour litho)

Dollies: The Coachman (colour litho)
6027901 Dollies: The Coachman (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Coachman. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Saint Nicholas (colour litho)

Dollies: Saint Nicholas (colour litho)
6027921 Dollies: Saint Nicholas (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Saint Nicholas. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Shepherdess (colour litho)

Dollies: The Shepherdess (colour litho)
6027916 Dollies: The Shepherdess (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Shepherdess)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: Brownie (colour litho)

Dollies: Brownie (colour litho)
6027900 Dollies: Brownie (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brownie. Illustration for More Dollies)

Background imageDollies Collection: Maternal Cares (colour litho)

Maternal Cares (colour litho)
7194541 Maternal Cares (colour litho) by Humphrey, Maud (1868-1940); Private Collection; (add.info.: Maternal Cares. Illustration for Little Grown-Ups with plates by Maud Humphrey (Gardner, Darton)

Background imageDollies Collection: The Physician (colour litho)

The Physician (colour litho)
7194534 The Physician (colour litho) by Humphrey, Maud (1868-1940); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Physician. Illustration for Little Grown-Ups with plates by Maud Humphrey (Gardner, Darton)

Background imageDollies Collection: Whining Winifred (colour litho)

Whining Winifred (colour litho)
7157002 Whining Winifred (colour litho) by Hassall, John (1868-1948) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Whining Winifred)

Background imageDollies Collection: Dollies: The Sea-side Doll (colour litho)

Dollies: The Sea-side Doll (colour litho)
6027920 Dollies: The Sea-side Doll (colour litho) by Cobb, Ruth (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sea-side Doll)



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Mlle. Lyska Kostio, a passionate collector of dolls, has curated an enchanting world filled with these cherished companions. Her collection spans across various eras and mediums, capturing the essence of doll-making throughout history. One notable piece in her collection is "Ive a Letter from the Sire, Baby Mine, Baby Mine. " - a captivating print from 1874-1875 that depicts the tender bond between a child and her doll. The artist beautifully portrays the innocence and love shared between them. Another remarkable artwork adorning Mlle. Kostio's walls is "In The Morning Room, " an oil on canvas masterpiece created between 1906-10. This painting transports us to a serene space where dolls are arranged meticulously, each exuding its unique charm and personality. Delving into cultural diversity, we find "Woman in Cornish traditional costume with Corn Dollies. " This photograph captures both tradition and artistry as it showcases intricate corn dollies crafted by skilled hands. These creations symbolize fertility and protection within Cornish folklore. The dedication of outstanding workers shines through as they paint eyes onto 900 dolls per day collectively. Their meticulous craftsmanship ensures that every doll comes to life with expressive gazes that captivate hearts young and old alike. A glimpse into history reveals "Young girl with doll" - an oil on canvas painting dating back to approximately 1884. Here we witness the timeless joy experienced by children as they embrace their beloved companions; their imaginations soaring beyond boundaries. "The vow" presents another fascinating perspective on dolls – this painting tells a story of devotion through two figures exchanging vows while holding their treasured dolls close to their hearts. It reminds us how these simple objects can hold immense sentimental value for individuals across cultures. "Waking, " an oil on canvas masterpiece from 1865-67, evokes emotions as it portrays a peaceful scene where a child awakens alongside her doll.