I know the original owner and it was not displayed nor handled. Only opened to view and stored in climate controlled collectors home. Face absolutely stunning as is the coloration of the outfit.No fading, no odors, no dust, no moisture exposure or any other negative environmental issue. If you have ever wanted the premiere Elizabeth Taylor Alexander doll, and are picky about condition, this doll is for you. Disclosure: The hands are definitely stained from the gloves while the arms are lightly stained. I only checked one arm and hand but assume the other is similar. I did not remove the doll from the liner to check for further staining.
I tried to view the bodice, I didn't see any staining but I'm not saying it couldn't be stained. Timeless Beauty Violet Cissy Created to celebrate the Madame Alexander Doll Company's 85th Anniversary.
Original box and shipper, It is #40 of 85 pieces! Shipper, box label and COA all match. Stunning 21-inch Cissy doll who wears a short, dark brown hairdo and a full-skirted ball gown that has a strapless, heart-shaped bodice with a tuxedo collar. The bodice, with gorgeous micro sequins of purple & black is attached to a multi-layered tulle skirt that follows the same color. Hidden beneath the layers of black and purple tulle lies a yellow petticoat that represents the yellow center of the violet flower.
Worn with the dress is a full-skirted, black opera coat lined with violet silk. Timeless Beauty Violet Cissy accessories include amethyst stone earrings, a jeweled bracelet, a decorative pin which accents the waist of her dress, black satin shoes with amethyst stones, and a pair of black full length gloves. Also included is a 1950's style black body shaper and a doll stand is also included. Timeless Beauty Violet Cissy 48300 Madame Alexander Doll comes from a limited edition of only 85 pieces. She resembles Elizabeth Taylor in her striking dark hair and'violet' colored eyes, with this stunning ensemble.
Cissy is 21 inches tall and is made of hard plastic. Her entire body and head are the newer style of hard articulated body. 1: I consider boxes, liner and tissue as'free' when purchasing a NRFB doll. While condition of these items are considered; it's not factored into the cost of the doll and outfit.
Boxes, liner and tissue paper may have wrinkles/crinkles/bends/dents and in the case of tissue may even be torn even if the item is NRFB. 2: Staining from wigs and clothing is a fact of doll collecting. I do not inspect doll bodies for staining before listing so if upon receipt of your item, if there are stains, it is not considered to be a flaw, imperfection, defective or any other reason for return'Item as not described'.
4: International Shoppers: Choosing 1st class service is only available for items whose boxed weight is less than 4 pounds and overall dimensions do not exceed 36 in length, width and height. It can take up to 6 weeks to arrive and even longer. Can not be traced in case of loss.Please contact your agencies for further details. 6: Unless stated otherwise, please assume all items are from a smoke free, pet free environment; no odors, no exposure to moisture, no insects, dander, mold, dust etc. The item "MADAME ALEXANDER TIMELESS BEAUTY VIOLET CISSY 2008 LE 85 ELIZABETH TAYLOR DOLL" is in sale since Saturday, May 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Modern (1970-Now)\Over 12 Inches". The seller is "txtoys" and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.