Armada Queen Elizabeth
|One twelfth scale miniature porcelain doll standing approx five and a half inches tall.
This top-of-the-range miniature porcelain character doll captures, in all its delicate detail, the spectacularly lavish costume of Queen Elizabeth 1st in her ‘Armada Victory Portrait’ of 1588.
Queen Elizabeth 1st has been cast in fine translucent white bisque porcelain to mimic the white make-up she would have worn at this time.
The Queen is wearing the typical wide farthingale gown of the late Elizabethan era. The main gown of jet black silk is trimmed with black and gold fancy braid, tiny faux pearl strings and delicate coral silk ribbon bows, each with its centre further embellished with a sparkling coloured crystal.
The long black hanging sleeves are lined in coral coloured silk and decorated to match the wide open gown skirt. At the top of each hanging sleeve is a matching richly decorated sleeve roll.
The tightly fitting bodice is extended with a long centre panel known as a ‘stomacher’ and this is heavily embellished with several strings of faux pearls and coral silk jewelled bows. At the end of the stomacher is a smaller narrow silk bow with golden filigree centre and a tiny hanging drop pearl.